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Shopgirl: App tracks tweets you wouldn't want the boss to see; a poetry contest and spring fashion

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Twitter turned 7 years old this past week, and it’s hard to believe we ever got along without it. At the same time, sometimes I wish we could go back to the days where there wasn’t such a globally public place to gripe and embarrass ourselves. It always amazes me what people put on the Internet – I want to ask them, “you do know we can see that, right?”

That’s why I love this new app, FireMe!, that tracks tweets with things like “My boss is a jerk” or “Called in sick today so I could catch up on Mad Men.”

The tool tracks certain key phrases and automatically sends a reply to the tweeter suggesting that they delete the tweet in question. You can download the app and see how fireable you are.

Of course, I’d rather live in a world where apps like this aren’t necessary – but I guess that’s the price of progress.

WHAT’S AFFORDABLE

Looking for something fun and free? If you (or someone you know) are in grades 6-12 and write a little poetry, you should participate in the East Central Georgia Regional Library young adult poetry contest.

Entries can be submitted April 1-19 at any library location, and it’s a part of the Young Adult National Poetry Month contest. The poems must be original and must have your personal and contact information but can be any type of poetry. For more specifics, talk to your librarian.

WHAT’S TRENDY

Of course, the official green light for wearing white shoes, linen and seersucker is here. We might have another week or so before the weather is warm enough to really feel like springtime in Augusta, but this gives us time to bleach those whites and iron everything else.

Even if it’s still too cool to go 100 percent spring, mix in those warm weather pieces to update your look. This is also a great chance to get your feet sandal-ready … don’t be afraid to splurge on a pedicure!


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