Word of the Day: Gaslighting

gas·light·ing

Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, it attempts to destabilize the target and delegitimize the target’s belief

Source: wikipedia.org

Deregistering iMessage

If you’ve recently switched to Android and aren’t getting messages from your iPhone friends, you may need to turn off iMessage.

If you still have your iPhone:

  1. Transfer your SIM card to your iPhone
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Tap Messages
  4. Turn off iMessage
  5. Go back to Settings
  6. Tap FaceTime
  7. Turn off FaceTime
  8. Exit Settings

If you no longer have your iPhone:

  1. Enter your phone number on this page: Deregister iMessage
  2. Enter the confirmation code your receive

Good job.

Word of the Day: Astroturfing

as·tro·turf·ing

Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g., political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by a grassroots participant(s). It is a practice intended to give the statements or organizations credibility by withholding information about the source’s financial connection. The term astroturfing is derived from AstroTurf, a brand of synthetic carpeting designed to resemble natural grass, as a play on the word “grassroots.” The implication behind the use of the term is that there are no “true” or “natural” grassroots, but rather “fake” or “artificial” support, although some astroturfing operatives defend the practice.

Source: wikipedia.org