When things that you used to do become nostalgic tid bits, it’s a sign that you’re growing up, or just becoming super old.
Because, remember AIM away messages? You’d set them up before you left for class, or work, and you’d say something like “Hey, I’m at work right now, but I’ll be back around 5, so leave me a message and we’ll chat! (insert song quote)”
And sometimes you’d leave a post that looked like this: “%n is a super duper dork.” And when someone messaged you, it’d come up in their chat window with their name calling THEM a super dork because of the whole %n thing which was changed to their screenname or something.
And then girls ruined it by using every possible font, text color, and background color.
Come to think of it, the AIM away message and AIM profile for users was the precursor to those awful Myspace layouts which in turn have given way to all of those eecards people are constantly sharing.
Ahhh, how the world turns.
Like sand through an hour glass.
A Catasauqua man threatened his ex-girlfriend via instant message while using a work email address after the woman filed a protection from abuse order, according to court records.
Ricky Pagan, 29, (BORING FACEBOOK PROFILE) of the 400 block of Walnut Street in Catasauqua, is allegedly contacted (I HAVE REMOVED HER NAME), of Bethlehem, Friday. She had already filed a protection from abuse order Wednesday.
Court records say Pagan messaged Ernst through Gmail using an email that belonged to his employer, R.R. Donnelly & Sons Co.
Pagan threatened to hurt his ex-girlfriend in the messages, saying he was tracking her location using her cellphone, according to court records.
“Your (sic) getting (expletive) up big time,” he allegedly wrote.
In later messages, Pagan tells Ernst that the PFA will not stop him from coming after her. He tells her that her silence will only get her hurt.
“The more you keep quiet, the harder the brass knuckles are going to hurt when we smash your (expletive) skull threw (sic),” Pagan allegedly wrote.
The 29-year-old was charged with terroristic threats and harassment and arraigned before on-duty District Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez. He was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $40,000 bail with a 10 percent option. SOURCE: The Express-Times
I know it’s their job and all, but I’m not sure why these articles continue to name the victim. There is no benefit to the public by listing the victim’s name. What is the good in naming her?
In fact, it may be detrimental.
What if some other woman reads this article and feels as though she needs to file a PFA or a police report on her ex boyfriend but is now reluctant to do so because she knows she’ll be named in the paper and her employer and friends will be privy to probably some embarrassing information?