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I wouldn’t call myself a social butterfly
And there’s not much that separates me from the other guy But when I log in I begin to live
There’s an online world where I am king
Of a little website dedicated to me
With pictures of me and a list of my friends
And an unofficial record of the groups that I’m in
Before the internet, friendship was so tough
You actually had to be in people’s presence and stuff Who would have thought that with a point and a click I could know that Hope Floats is your favorite flick
I’m hooked on Facebook
I used to meet girls hanging out at the mall Now I just wait for them to write on my wall
Oh! Link’s status changed, it says he’s playing the recorder…
How do you know this person?
Did you hook up with this person?
Do you need to request confirmation? Or did you just think they looked cute… From their picture on Facebook?
If the internet crashed all across the land
Or my Facebook account was deleted by the man I’d carry around a picture of my face
And a summary of me typed out on a page
Adaptado de http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/rhett_and_link/facebook_song.html
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The sentence “But when I login I begin to live” brings the readers a reflection about the extreme importance that people, in our society, give to
In the sentence “Before the internet, friendship was so tough”, the word tough can be replaced by
Five days after deadliest elementary school shooting in U.S. history, President Obama said his administration plans immediate action early next year on proposals to curb an “epidemic of gun violence”. At a morning news conference, Obama announced the formation of a task force to be headed by Vice President Joe Biden that will formulate a package of policy recommendations by January. “The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing”, Obama said. “The fact that we can’t prevent every act of violence doesn’t mean that we can’t steadily reduce the violence and prevent the very worst violence.” The president said he intends to push for implementation of the proposals “without delay”. “This is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now”, he said.
While Obama did not offer specifics, he suggested the task force would examine an array of steps to curb gun violence and prevent mass shootings, including legislative measures, mental health resources and a “look more closely at a culture that all-too-often glorifies guns and violence”. “I will use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this”, Obama said.
Obama made similar pronouncements following at least four other mass shootings that marked his first term. But few policy changes were made. “This is not the first incident of horrific gun violence of your four years. Where have you been?”, asked ABC News’ Jake Tapper. “I’ve been president of the United States, dealing with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. I don’t think I’ve been on vacation”, Obama responded.
Adaptado de http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/president-obama – launches-gun-violence-task-force/story?id=18015694#UOA3AOTAdyw
In the sentence “The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing…”, this problem refers to
In the sentence “This is a team that has a very specific task…”, who is the leader of this team?
According to the text, Obama
In the sentences “… proposals to curb an “epidemic of gun violence”…” and “an array of steps to curb gun violence…”, the word curb means
Madrid (CNN) – “The people, united, will never be divided!” yells the crowd, angrily waving banners and placards. “To fight is the only way!” Dog-walkers, mothers with strollers, and pensioners carrying shopping bags join the crowd. These people on the sidewalk are no curious neighbors. Indeed, many of them are complete strangers to the family living on the fifth floor, but they are all here to protect Rocio from eviction – being forced to leave her property by legal process.
Rocio and her son, now 17 and in high school, moved from Ecuador in 2003, when times were good and jobs plentiful in Spain. But then the global financial crisis hit, bringing Spain’s economy down, Rocio lost her two jobs – in a shop, and as a cleaner. For a while, Rocio got by on benefits, but then those stopped too. She is an example of the crisis many Spaniards face as the country deals with the highest unemployment rate since the Civil War in the 1930s, and a recession entering its second year. “I can’t stand the thought of living on the streets with my son, but I have no idea where else to go”, she says.
Rocio’s story is echoed by others all over Spain. It is this fear that took many Spanish citizens to action. Many of those people who are outside the door of Rocio’s apartment block are supporters of “Stop Desahucios” (Stop Evictions), part of the Platform of People Affected by Mortgages (PAH – Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca), a group that campaigns to prevent banks and authorities from eviction because of the country’s economic crisis. They accuse the banks and authorities of “real estate terrorism”.
There are also the mass marches of the 15-M movement – also known as the “Indignados”. Activist Dante Scherma, 24, says citizens were not used to speaking out on political issues. “The 15-M movement made people talk about social issues, and about politics in normal conversations – in cafés, restaurants, bars – where before they only talked about football or fashion.”
Back in Vicalvaro, the moment of truth has arrived, but the crowd – now shouting at the police, insisting they have to stop forcing families to leave their properties – appears to have had an impact. Lawyers from the PAH explain that Rocio will be able to stay – for a while, at least. For those working to stop Spain’s eviction epidemic, today has seen a small and temporary victory. For those demonstrating about cuts, corruption and lack of cash, the protests will go on.
Adaptado de http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/20/ world/europe/madrid-city-of-protests/index.html
According to the text, Rocio
According to the text, the 15-M movement made
In the sentence “…insisting they have to stop forcing families to leave their properties…”, the words they and their respectively refer to
A significant area of interest within the US Army empirical literature on leadership is emotional intelligence (EI), which in recent years has been the focus of considerable attention in relationship to leadership efficacy. Emotional intelligence involves an awareness of one’s own emotions as well as the ability to control them, social awareness of others and their emotions, and the capacity to understand and manage relationship and social networks.
In understanding others’ emotions, an important contributing factor to the success of the more effective military officers is their ability to empathize with their subordinates. In discussing empathy, FM (Field Manual) 6-22 defines it as “the ability to see something from another person’s point of view, to identify with and enter into another person’s feelings and emotions”. Empathy is not typically a quality that most soldiers would readily identify as an essential characteristic to effective leadership or necessary to producing positive organizational outcomes, but it is an important quality for competent leadership, especially as it relates to EI.
Adaptado de McDONALD, Sean P. Military Review, Jan-Feb, 2013.
According to the text, we can state that
In the sentence “…an awareness of one’s own emotions as well as the ability to control them…”, the expression as well as has the same meaning as