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Welcome! This is "Catatonic Digressions."
Most, if not all readers don't understand my blog's title. It's an old inside joke from a forum long gone. I was going to change it, but since it's been "confusing" for so long, I decided to leave it. Don't worry about what it means, the content of the blog is what is important.

Unfortunately, my blog isn't what I set out for it to be. A disturbed and manic online stalker and cyberbully has made it impossible for me to post about family, my son, life in my part of New York...so I stopped (for the most part), and I mostly reblog and repost what I feel is important, necessary or close to my heart. As for the stalking sociopath, she can go to hell for harassing me and my family since mid-2008. You can't scare me offline with a few lame threats and dozens of pages of defamation, abuse, depravity and libel. I'm bitchy like that. ;)
(Anyone who knows me knows I'm not actually a bitch, but let's allow this psychopath to think I'm a bitch to her blackened heart's content—it seems to make her feel she has some sort of control over me…and it does not.)

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Unlike those online who lie and hide behind fake photos and insanely fabricated stories, I'm a real person. I'm real and I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. After years of putting up with online abuse by manipulative, pathological liars, attention whores or narcissists, I've had it. Don't bother me with pathetic drama. I have no time for these types of people and their need to absorb others' time and attention.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Man Poses as Target on Facebook, Trolls Haters of Its Gender-Neutral Move With Epic Replies | Adweek

Man Poses as Target on Facebook, Trolls Haters of Its Gender-Neutral Move With Epic Replies | Adweek

Man Poses as Target on Facebook, Trolls Haters of Its Gender-Neutral Move With Epic Replies   



Brands can't be as honest as they might like in dealing with haters on Facebook. But sometimes other Facebook users can do it for them.
That dynamic played out in particularly rogue fashion on Target's Facebook page this week. As the retailer received a steady stream of nasty comments from people upset about its move toward gender-neutral labeling of children's products in its stores, Facebook user Mike Melgaard came to Target's defense—in a provocative manner. He created a fake Facebook account and posed as a Target customer service rep—under the name Ask ForHelp, with a bull's-eye profile pic—and began excoriating the haters with comically sarcastic replies.
He got away with it for about 16 hours, too, commenting on about 50 posts before the fake account was shut down. Here are a few of his greatest hits:
























Melgaard tells AdFreak that he was just surfing Facebook on Sunday night when he noticed that Target was moving away from gender-based labels in both the toy and children's bedding sections.
"Immediately, I knew there would be your typical outraged American spouting emotional reactions on their Facebook page," he says. "After taking a look, I was literally laughing out loud at my computer. A few more minutes in and it struck me how hilarious it would be to portray myself as a parody customer service rep. So, I did just that, and the rest was history. Honestly, it was like striking comedy gold. Every one of these people gave me the ammunition I needed for a great response."
A self-described "pot-stirrer," Melgaard says his stunt was more about the comedy than taking a stance on the issue. "I definitely side with Target and support their decision wholeheartedly," he says. "That being said, this was, for me, more about the laughs. I absolutely love satirical humor, and I think America could use a little more laughter."
Target gave this statement to AdFreak on Thursday: "At Target, we are committed to providing outstanding guest service to our guests wherever we engage with them—in our stores, online, or on our social pages. Clearly this individual was not speaking on behalf of Target. Should guests ever have questions on whether a communication from Target is legitimate, we encourage them to reach out to guest relations at 1-800-440-0680."
[UPDATE: That was a pretty dry statement. But on Thursday night, Target offered a pretty clear endorsement of Melgaard's antics by posting this genius photo to Facebook—an ode to trolls if ever there was one.)
For his part, Melgaard says he probably wasn't doing the retailer any harm.
"Of course they could get upset," Melgaard says, "but in this day and age I'm willing to bet their marketing team is intelligent enough to predict people like myself who come along to 'stir the pot.' I actually suspect that what I did shone an overall positive spotlight on Target."
See more of Melgaard's trolling below.
















































































































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