Social Media & FBAMM

Divorce in the Age of Social Media

SOCIAL MEDIA CAN KILL YOU!

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SOCIAL MEDIA CAN KILL MORE THAN YOUR RELATIONSHIP!

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WILL SPEND 57% of THEIR WAKING HOURS

 CONSUMING INTERNET AND TELEVISION

IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 25 YOU SPEND 31 HOURS A WEEK ON THE INTERNET

IF YOU ARE AN AMERICAN YOU ALSO SPEND 33 HOURS A WEEK WATCHING TELEVISION

That means in one year you LOSE 139 DAYS of Your LIFE in front of your computer and television.

In politics they say,” If you want a friend in this world, get a dog.” (Harry Truman) Frankly, if you are sitting in front of the television and computer for more than half your day you don’t even have time for the dog; unless you want it to crap in the house.

CUSPER LYNN FACEBOOK ATE MY MARRIAGE

FUN FACT  #1

LEARN THE REAL SECRET BEHIND HUMAN EVOLUTION

IN CHAPTER 10 of FACEBOOK ATE MY MARRIAGE

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SOCIAL MEDIA RELATIONSHIP MATH MAGIC!

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FACEBOOK IS INVOLVED IN 90% OF ALL DIVORCES *

(For 2010 that would mean it was involved in just over a quarter of a million divorces in the US alone)

Let’s do some Social Media Math.   EHarmony we are told has the highest number of marriages among Social Media dating sites; on average, 236 a day.    Guess what?   They are bragging that they are representing 2% of all New Marriages in the United States.    Let’s do the math.  236 x 365 = 86,140 eHarmony marriages.

    Let’s round down and say Facebook was only cited in 225,000 divorces in 2010.

    225,000 Facebook divorces -86,140 EHarmony Marriages = 138,860 Net Social Media Divorces

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THE PRICE OF PEACE

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(Excerpt From Facebook Ate My Marriage.  Republished with permission from Hell Bent Press and the Author)

Chapter 20:  The Value of Peace of Mind, $34.72

The questions of the elements of relationships and their sustainability have been stated in many ways, in many places, with incomprehensible diagrams, and taught by nearly incoherent academics and shamans over the entirety of recorded human history. The distillation of these truths, both revealed and discovered, have been sold for $19.95 in hardback editions for more than a decade now and are as follow:

1)      Personal Compatibility

2)      Sexual Compatibility

3)      Financial Compatibility

I have no fear of being sued by these contemporary authors for citing this information without reference because:

1)      They would have to get in line to sue me.

2)      They didn’t come up with these concepts, nor did they offer any citation.

3)      They go on the morning talk shows and debate each other about the definition of these terms so that they can sell books.

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Alternative Theory Of Evolution

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(Excerpt From Facebook Ate My Marriage.  Republished with permission from Hell Bent Press and the Author)

Chapter 10:  Dark Thoughts

(On Evolution and Lying)

It may seem a bit incongruous to insert a chapter on dark thoughts following the revelation that my wife was either a heavily repressed lesbian or bisexual. For that matter, it may seem incongruous to designate a chapter on dark thoughts in a book about divorce at all – the subject matter allows no others. But divorce is an experience that will take you to places you have never been before, dark and savage places.

For example, the question of “Why?” It is one that crops up repeatedly during the divorce process.   I use the word “process” as that was what DeeAnn was constantly saying she was doing during our alleged reconciliation.

The “Why” question may, for you, be: “Why did this marriage end?” Or perhaps you are of the more logical school of thought and ask; “Why did they get married at all?”

My “Why” questions can all be distilled down to the question of “Why evolution?” We are told that there are universal examples of the natural order of monogamy in animals that mate for life. Naturalists, environmentalists and other perpetuators of the great lie of sentient monogamy make documentaries to perpetuate the debilitating lie.

Before digressing further, let me remind my dear readers that Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species” was originally embraced by American scholars and theologians as proof of the divine hand of God in creation. This was in no small part because all naturalists’ research was, up till the full implications of Darwin’s work dawned on the American public, viewed as an extension of the proof of the divine’s presence in all the wonders of life.

Now, as lies go, Evolution (as it is articulated by its present day advocates) is based on several premises that are flawed from their conception, the first being that nature selects based upon the fittest. The more cynical authors and apologists of this theory go so far as to use the premise of an “Opportunistic Evolutionary Error” to explain human evolution, describing human evolution as being nature’s true “original sin,” replacing only in small part the original sin described in the story we receive from Genesis.

It is not that I reject Evolution. It is that I reject the major tenants as articulated, because all of them begin with the premise of a comprehensible or rational basis for the events involved. A simple observation of the present-day product refutes all of these premises. Human beings, for example, are not rational beings. If you doubt this, read my mail:

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Q: While your book lampoons social media, internet addiction and the technologically induced alienation and isolation of western society, what are your personal views on FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, Twitter and other such services?

 

CUSPER: Let me start off by saying I do not think my novel covers quite that range of lampoon.  It would have to be a trilogy to even start to take a whack at issues on that scale.   I believe the novel is more about the personal experience of having one’s break ups or divorce broadcast on social media.   As well as exploring how social media serves as an accelerant to the dissolution of relationships.

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Divorce & Marriage – A Libertarian View

(Excerpt From Facebook Ate My Marriage.  Republished with permission from Hell Bent Press and the Author)

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Divorce & Marriage – A Libertarian View

By

Cusper Lynn

Divorce is a sacred institution that should not be entered into lightly. Unlike marriage, it is a bond between two people that will last unto death. Recent trends in society have cheapened this time honored and wholly sacred rite. I speak not of same sex couples. They are welcome to marriage and its attendant sufferings along with all comers as far as I am concerned. Regarding both marriage and divorce, I am entirely libertarian in my views. Any couple, group, transgendered relationship, trans-species relationship, or sentient and inanimate object relationships that wishes to be bound by marriage should have that option, as they should have recourse to the sacred institution of Divorce. It is my hope that in my lifetime I should witness a divorce between a man and his chaise lounge, citing infidelity or irreconcilable differences as the basis for an acrimonious and extended legal proceeding. Read the rest of this entry »

World Wide Depression & My Bathroom Drains

  • Tuesday Nov 1,2011 05:47 AM
  • By Cusper Lynn
  • In Cigars

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World Wide Depression & My Bathroom Drains

By

Cusper Lynn

                Recently my bathroom drains have become a talking point with my fiancée.  For those of you familiar with my life, my writing and my world view, it will surprise you that I have either a bathroom or a fiancée.   At the time that my last novel went off to the editors and I began traveling I was considering life in a yurt.   In the alternative I was going to build an earthbag home or some form of micro-housing that would meet my needs.  Having divested of most of my worldly belongings this plan of action seemed entirely feasible.   That is, until I acquired a girlfriend.

It would seem that such forms of habitation are not consistent with relationships and certainly not marriage.  The events that led up to this particular change in my life I am writing about in another novel.   But, whether rational or irrational, I am in love and as such find myself once again, having to confront the challenges of domestic housing arrangements and home maintenance.

Like the world, which is currently locked in a seemingly deathlike spiral with an economic depression, I had squared off against the bathroom drains in a similarly intractable conflict.  What started as a “slow” bathroom sink drain, quickly moved to a “blocked” drain after we moved into our home.  Our home, a former “Zombie house” – zombie, meaning that it was left in the limbo land of foreclosure and ownership by  a series of paperwork problems and bank failures – is now owned by an investment group.  So, you might suggest I turn the problem over to the owners, or “Landlords” to address.  This I would gladly do.  But, as our lease is at an outrageously low price and includes an option to buy – at an equally ridiculously low price – we are responsible for all “internal” maintenance issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Social Media: The Renaissance of Human Ignorance?

  • Tuesday Nov 1,2011 05:46 AM
  • By Cusper Lynn
  • In Social Media

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Social Media: The Renaissance of Human Ignorance?

By

Cusper Lynn

                Recently, finding myself besieged by journalists with a range of useless questions, which invariably end with the phrase “and how do you feel about that?” I found myself wondering about the internet and human ignorance.   The web and ever expanding communications once promised to push back the limitations of the human intellect and expand the term “intelligence” in ways previously never before conceived of.   Back in those early and heady days of free data access I can well remember perusing libraries collections of ancient text, fragments of all but missing manuscript online and connecting with people worldwide on a broad range of topics.    When that all came to a screeching halt I am not entirely certain.

It has been speculated that the ever narrowing range of internet experiences the average user finds are part of a conspiracy by government or industry, to limit and commoditize the web’s capacity.    Often advocates of these theories will point to individual countries and sometimes collections of countries whose policies appear to choke off or at least attempt to achieve a strangle hold on the web.

My personal theory is quite the opposite.   While in the early day of the web, when quality information was readily transferable, and pornography was extremely slow to download, intellect advanced ahead of ignorance.   But with the migration of news media to the web, true and unadulterated ignorance gained its first serious foot hold.    Later, with the advent of social media network systems ignorance entered into a renaissance. Read the rest of this entry »

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