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Firing Up - July 2013

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Camaro Performers Giveaway 2/2

George Orwell's novel 1984, published in 1949, brought to light the fictional entity "Big Brother" and how by the actual year of 1984, our every move would be under Government surveillance. So, with today's face of communication growing at an unprecedented rate via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Love it, Google+, and I'm sure there are others I'm unaware of, we've willingly become our own Big Brother without any help from our Government. If you think about it, every time we "check in" at Starbucks or any other establishment, we've basically "foursquared" our way further from anonymity. That's all good if you don't mind informing the world every time you grab a vanilla/chocolate swirl from your favorite frozen yogurt shop. In stark contrast, I know a few guys who won't use a cell phone because they fear the Secret Service will be aware of their location. I'm pretty sure those guys grew up in the '60s and did their fair share of hallucinogens.

Now, I'm all about technology moving forward and the cool gadgetry that goes along with it, but I have to admit, I'm a little shy when it comes to letting everyone know my location at any given time. With that said, I regularly log on to Facebook for work, and also for personal use. It's a great way to stay in touch with friends and people I might not normally keep tabs on. It's also an exceptionally useful tool for promoting what's coming up in Camaro Performers magazine and to keep our followers informed of upcoming events and pertinent news regarding everything Camaro related.

I sincerely want to thank our followers for being loyal and enthusiastic regarding Camaro content and news items we post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. After all, those are great forums to show off something new and different. But I'm a little disappointed in those few who feel it's their duty to bash photos or comments they don't approve of by using harsh language and going out of their way to make their hyper-negative point known by all. I suppose these keyboard jockeys think they have some sort of Camaro god-like power while sitting behind the keyboard. Maybe they think it makes them look cool in the eyes of their Facebook "friends."

It's hard for me to understand what makes these people react in such a negative manner to something they saw online. Then I click on their Facebook profile. 'Nuff said. Don't believe me? Give it a try sometime; you'll see exactly what I mean.

So, in my attempt to curb the enthusiasm to post thoughtless, negative rants, I've decided to venture to a far-off region of my office and dig up some swag and offer it to the person who comes up with the best, well-written post or letter of the month. Post it on the Camaro Performers Facebook page or send it off in an email. Feel free to give major props or express unmerciful dislike towards something you saw in the magazine or online; just be sure to make your point constructive and respectful with a little more substance than a three-word, Neanderthal-like rant.

I firmly believe the majority of the enthusiasts within the Camaro community have more class and dignity than some of the stuff represented on the Camaro Performers Instagram and Facebook pages.

I know you have game, so let's see it.
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