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    What Not To Do: Facebook Messenger Edition

    Over the weekend, after reading a message that had just come through on my phone, I let out a small huff. It was the kind of huff that acts as a tiny, audible exclamation point; the kind that tells you something has been noted that doesn’t deserve the energy or attention of actual words. Across the table from me, my friend raised an questioning eyebrow, and I turned my phone so she could see the screen. “Why does my ex-boyfriend always show up as active on Facebook messenger?” She leaned forward to examine my ex-boyfriend’s smiling face and shrugged. “Hmmm. Are you still friends with him on Facebook?” “No!” She…