Saved by Social Media | Kate Byrne

September 8, 2014 9:14 PM

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Saved by Social Media | Kate Byrne

It's easy to play off social media as a place where teenage boys, or just those who act like them, go to make dick and fart jokes, lie about their sexual prowess, or fantasize about women or men they'll never have. And that most assuredly happens a lot, but I've learned -- particularly in the last five years -- that that's not all the Internet is.

I don't know when I made the jump from "Internet as fad" to "Internet as support," but it was for sure at some point about six years ago. I joined Twitter with some delusion I was going to become friends with Wil Wheaton. Remarkably that never happened (or at least it hasn't yet, I'm still holding o...

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