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Category: Sharon Meets Pop Culture

Sharon Meets Skip It (Again)

So, while I still have tons to learn about today’s pop culture, I do look fondly back at pop culture from the late 1980’s to early 2000’s. One of my closest co-workers, talk about it often. Melissa, if you read my articles like you say that you do, you will appreciate this one. The Skip-It was a must have toy in the 1980’s. Its ball and chain design was based on an earlier toy from the 1960’s called the Lemon Twist. The Skip-it was manufactured by the company Tiger Electronics and promoted by Nickelodeon. This toy was typically targeted...

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Sharon meets Hashtags

Hashtags took me a while to figure out. Probably because it took me so long to embrace Twitter. As with most pop culture phenomenon, I had to do some research.  In 2007, former Google developer, Chris Messina, suggested that we used the symbol # in front of a shared phrase to link common topics when using a social media platform. This would allow the topics to be searchable so that all related posts would be easy to find. His suggestion was not received with open arms. In fact, he was ridiculed for it. This began to change later that same year, during...

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Sharon Meets the Friendly Neighborhood Comic Expo

I have lived in Paragould, AR for 26 out of my 30 years on this earth. It is a nice, quiet town with just over 20,000 people. It is slowly growing, however, it is still a pretty boring town. We have a great movie theater, a decent bowling alley, and a community center that has a small water park. That’s it. Nothing else for entertainment. So when I found out that Paragould would be hosting a comic expo, I went through a series of emotions – shock, doubt, amazement, and finally excitement. My level of excitement rose to a...

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Sharon Meets Candy Crush

Dante asked me to download the app for the game Candy Crush so I could play with him.  I declined for a long time. I am frequently left exhausted by my job.  I knew that I did not have time to dedicate myself to playing a game regularly. Finally, I relented. I downloaded Candy Crush app to my phone and went through the set up process. “Link to Facebook?” Sure. “Post on your behalf” Absolutely not! What type of game needs to post to Facebook for me? Ok, finally I think that I can play the game. Nope, must...

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Sharon Meets Twitter

I am not new to social media. I started out on Myspace like so many other Millennials. However, sometime between 2006- 2007, Myspace seriously lost the cool factor. We all shifted to Facebook to stay in touch with friends, families, and people that we had met once at a party and then never saw again. Since that time, I have been content to remain on Facebook and it has served its purpose. I am able to share my life events and photos with my family so that I do not have to see them so often. I have even been...

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