Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

Technically Speaking, I’m Feeling Social

So… I said I wouldn’t get a Kindle Fire because I prefer 3G over wi-fi. But I now own a kindle fire. I’m foiled when I want to do internet things while traveling, and am I’m now considering paying the extra money to make my Blackberry a mobile hotspot. What is happening?

I’ll tell you what’s happening. All the technology and social media I’ve avoided is sneaking into my life. And by sneaking, I mean invited in like a freaking vampire on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

I’m currently being sucked dry by Twitter. I said I’d never join twitter. I figured I’d cave and re-join Facebook before I joined twitter. And yet I now have an account. But I don’t know how to use that shit. I get hashtags, which any idiot could figure out. However, it definitely took me 15 min to figure out how to follow someone.

And of course, on thee kindle fire, I don’t get everything all the time, so I had to add this shit to my phone too. Soon I’ll be like the husband, constantly checking my phone. But I will never go full twitter freak. Read: I will never follow Kim Kardashian on twitter.

I may use my kindle for everything on top of books, but I do still use it to read books and newspapers too. So I’m still me a little bit right?

I’m just going to choose to focus on the positive and be glad that I can keep up with all the blogs I like to read much easier with my kindle.

Well, I’m off to download another free android app onto my kindle. Lord help me.

Netflix, Twitter, RSS feeds oh my!

Netflix, Twitter, RSS feeds oh my!

4 responses

  1. serenityluv1

    I was the same way about all of this. I have recently deactivated my Twitter and Facebook. I never really could get into Twitter though, but yeah I use to be the one who look at people crazy with all these gadgets. Now I am slowly becoming a junkie…just recently switched providers for faster service and a more fancy phone to indulge in more things on the internet. So you are not alone…lol

    June 24, 2012 at 08:34

    • I’m glad you’re becoming more like me. One less person to judge my purse which has digital camera, blackberry, headphones, kindle touch, kindle fire, external hard drive, iPod, and three different chargers.

      June 25, 2012 at 09:05

  2. silverneurotic

    I was never very social online aside from my blog, but I opened a Twitter account years ago when it was new. Been on and off with it ever sense but lately I’ve been tweeting like crazy. I use FB a lot more now that I’ve moved, to keep in touch with my family and friends.

    Funny thing is though, all this I still do on the laptop. I don’t have a smart phone, and my Kindle is very basic and I only use it for reading. I can only image how bad I’ll be if I do get a smart phone.

    June 24, 2012 at 09:25

    • Smartphones are the beginning of the end. Especially if you get a kindle app on it, lol.

      June 25, 2012 at 09:06