I’ve talked about my Facebook woes in the past here on the WS Blog, and I’m happy to report that everything worked out fine in that area. My mom and I exchange wall posts, and best of all, she has no excuse in not knowing what’s going on in my life anymore – a problem we’d had in the past. Now she knows everything – right down to the brand of pickles I had on my sandwich last night.
Yeah, it’s all good there, but something’s gotta be done about Nick.
Who’s Nick, you ask? Oh, just an old buddy from back in high school that located me a few months back and asked to be my digital friend. At first it was good to talk to him, but after a bit I noticed a trend developing. Nick was posting songs, videos and random jargon at such an alarming rate that I was unable to see anyone else’s posts -even my moms! If I wanted to see what everyone was up to, I’d have to dig 3 or 4 pages deep to find it! What is this? Myspace!?
Funny thing is that I really didn’t notice how much he had been posting until he announced that he was going “dark” for awhile; not only from Facebook, but any form of electronic communication whatsoever. He said it would be like “being a kid again”; like “being 10 years old and stuck with just your imagination and a few toys” –in his case, books.
And as my other Facebook friends’ posts floated to the top again and Nick’s disappeared I realized something potent:
I could never do that.
I’m sure I’ll be forced to someday, but not for any great length of time (barring a zombie outbreak or nuclear war, that is), so why even hypothesize? I love my technology! I’m actually just about to switch my phone service over so I can use my shiny new Droid as my full time phone. That means Internet anywhere and all the media streaming my brain can handle!
But if I did go off the grid for awhile, I wonder what would happen? I already read quite a few books during a month’s time, so how many could I put down if I didn’t have the Internet, gaming, my Droid, TV and all the other stuff I usually occupy my time with?
The mind boggles…
So what do you think? Could you survive without the Internet for a month? Could you turn off the TV for a few weeks? Share your thoughts! I’d love to read ‘em!
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