Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 16th 2013 Contents And selfies, or self-portraits, seem to be some of the
most irksome images, said lead researcher Dr. David
"People, other than very close friends and relatives, don't
seem to relate well to those who constantly share photos of
themselves," Houghton, a marketing lecturer at Birmingham
Business School, said in a statement.
"It's worth remembering that the information we post to our
'friends' on Facebook, actually gets viewed by lots of different
categories of people: partners; friends; family; colleagues and ac-
quaintances; and each group seems to take a different view of
the information shared."
The study also found that people felt less supported by rela-
tionship partners who shared more photos of friends and events
than of the family.
People also negatively judged Facebook friends who shared
photos of themselves in response to big-brand social advertising
campaigns, such as the kind that ask people to submit photos of
themselves enjoying a product.
Thanks to better phone technology, selfie-sharing isn't likely to
go away, said Julie Spira, a cyber etiquette expert who was not
involved in the research.
"It is narcissistic, but it's becoming acceptable," said Spira, au-
thor of Rules of Netiquette. "The President's daughter posted a
selfie from the inauguration so why shouldn't you post from your
Friday, August 16, 2013 • Issue 101
So they're closing down restaurants and
food side vendors in Trinidad to help Trin-
Maybe it's just me but I have YET to ever hear of
anyone from this country dying from food poisoning.
EVER! You ever notice that all over the so called "devel-
oped" world they're always having recalls of food items,
eggs, meat, etc? The only thing we ever recall in
Trinidad and Tobago is the Red House to find out ex-
actly when that paper we ordered will be ready. Hope-
fully before we dead and gone.
We don't get food poisoning in T&T. We get bath-
room visits the next day while we cuss the vendor we
bought the stuff from the night before. Most foreign-
ers could not stomach the stuff we eat here and sur-
vive. And that's because mundane things as botulism
and other stuff born of food being out in the open for
over three hours without proper heat and sanitation
have given up on us. We don't just have cast iron stom-
achs here. We have adamantium. (For those not in the
know, that's the same thing Wolverine is full of. Unlike
some other people who full of stuff I can't write about
here because the editor says they have some new libel
law in T&T and I can't say what ah REALLY want tuh
Eating food on the side of the road here is a tradition.
We learn from this early when our parents carry us for
that early morning Saturday doubles or that pig foot
souse from that familiar white bucket. In fact, it's not
just a tradition, it's a social and business event. I can't
tell you the amount of work that's been conducted by
someone while desperately trying not to let channa fall
on their shirt. Or the amount of information that has
been mumbled while chewing on a piece of chicken foot
while trying to figure out how to shake the other per-
son's hand with the same hand that just had the foot
in it and is presently dripping sauce. Many a spouse
has understood that the Saturday pants will have to
be washed EXTRA hard because to the average
male, our pants leg is even better than a napkin.
Even the recent fiasco of the salt fish party did-
n't result in a single death. Sure most of them
probably felt like they wanted to die after having
to spend two days in Port-of-Spain General, but
nobody actually died from the event. To us that's
a normal thing.
Can you even imagine going to Maracas and
not getting a Shark and Bake? They OBVI-
OUSLY don't expect us to make our own do
they? Or a doubles after we come from the fete
that just had free food but we STILL have to
buy a doubles to finish that small hole left after
the party run out of wings as usual? Can ANY
party in this country NOT run out of something?
You want to get a Trini vex? Run out in a fete
and see what happens. I've seen my people
stand by and watch attempted revolutions go by
without batting an eye. Yet these same people
will jump over a counter when you tell them
there's no more double dog. We know EXACTLY
where our priorities lie.
So thank you health inspectors for trying. Really.
Thank you but it's not necessary. We've built up so
much resistance to this stuff that people don't even
try and poison people here. Arsenic doh stand ah
chance. All that will happen is we will be cursing the
next day and bawling about "...who forget to put paper
in the toilet AGAIN!?!"
People who post a lot of photos on Face-
book and other social networks run the
risk of alienating friends, family members
and colleagues, leading to less supportive
bonds, a team of UK researchers found.
high school or college graduation?"
Some people may even have a form of anxiety
related to social media, constantly checking to see
other people's reactions to what they post. But
post too often and you're likely to turn off the peo-
ple in your feed, some of whom may only know
you professionally or as a loose acquaintance.
"If you're posting more than three times a day
on Facebook, you're going to irritate people," Spira
said, adding that the rule can stretch a bit on other
platforms like Twitter and Instagram. "If one friend
is hogging your entire feed, you might unfriend
that person because that's not why you joined."
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