Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Disconnected

Ever notice how disconnected all of us are now?
I am not a computer person at all. I can't answer what system I have, what mega byte I use or even how to use most functions on a computer. I stumble thru with my couple of fingers and I have to watch myself type. I am not a tech person.
Yesterday I watched a news program about how many million percent text messaging has gone up. I am a victim of that too.
I am on Facebook, Myspace(rarely),Blogger and Gmail.
I have been known to be text messaging, IMing and Blogging all at the same time. I admit I have contact on my Blog and Facebook with family from far which I find really cool. We may not talk or keep in good direct contact but you can see what I am doing and I can see what you are doing.
It is sort of like a Christmas card letter of the 50's but you get an update daily or weekly.
The question is What happens to the human factor? Can you have a normal conversation with a real live person? On one hand this is good for me as I have social anxiety and I can have friends but not put myself out there too much. On the other hand-I don't have to put myself out there so much. It is a double edged sword.
I also think it is weird when I see a person I haven't seen in a while yet they know all about my life and how I have been doing. I was recently talking to someone who has never seen or read my Blog and she asked me "Are you honest when you write?" I was kind of surprised-" Why wouldn't I be honest?" I am actually more honest here I think than in real life. I mean I don't talk about everything in my life-Mr FB isn't too hot about being on the Blog-but I say what I want. It is my space to do that.
Why I am writing so deep and not about birthday parties and cupcakes I am not sure but again it is my space so I can do that.

2 comments:

Bonnie:) said...

Life is busier than ever now.... this is what we all have to do to stay connected I guess. On the other hand, maybe we should just plain slow down and make the time to "BE" together....hmmm...you make me think Mrs.Fooseberry.

FBF said...

I like IMing you when we're about 8 feet from each other. :)

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40