Eleanor wrote a post last week about her "addiction" to social media and being a connected person. While I had to commiserate with a lot of what she was talking about, I also realize how my penchant for kind of hating change is literally making me behind on the times (and dependent on the day, that may be a good or bad thing!)
I started a personal Facebook account about a year ago, but I honestly check it about once a month. I don't Twitter at all - because my thought process is who would care if I am eating a "nommy cheezburger" right now? Do you care? I have a laptop and recently (meaning a few months ago, so does that mean it's already ancient?) got a fancy notebook computer, which I am sure I utilize about 3% of its capabilities - sufing the web, reading e-books and flinging birds around is about it, right? My phone is probably a"crackberry" circa 2009 - you know the ones with the ball in the middle? Yeah - with about zero online capability. I couldn't pull up a map to save my life and literally just learned how to do that e-ticket bar code thing. I don't Urbanspoon or Foursquare or MySpace (does anyone still MySpace?) My BF made a comment about his fancy Android phone "dropping cookies" the other day and I had no idea what he was talking about. Shoot, BF's mom has a Twitter account.
I know I am way overdue for some upgraded phone technology if for nothing else than to avoid the pitying looks from tech'd out hipsters at the airport. But for as out of touch as some of my friends call me out to being, I am sometimes kind of glad for being so "simple," like still writing and mailing cards to my loved ones and preferring calling someone to texting them. Other than Blogger, Facebook or LinkedIn, I am not really "linked in." Though it is bulky, I sometimes find myselfing carrying a separate phone, camera, GPS and notebook (my heavier version of a paperback). I wonder if my penchant for being old school and not embracing all the tuned in newness more means I am targeting myself to being tech roadkill?
What's your favorite social media tool? Do you feel appropriately connected for your lifestyle - are you too connected? If you had to give up a tool, what would it be?
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