Monday, August 17, 2009

I think this is my 600th post on this blog! When I started it I never thought i'd stick at it so long or that I'd meet so many interesting people through blogging!

The photo is one of my favourites, taken in New York. Not hard to guess where!

Technology can be a double-edged sword. I commented yesterday how I rather enjoyed 2 weeks without the internet. I got to read more and we all talked to each other a whole lot more! I recently read an article about how young children are suffering because of their parents addiction to Blackberries etc and how they are losing out as regards attention from their mums and dads. I thought this was very sad but also wondered how many parents of older kids get very frustrated by THEIR absolute necessity to be constantly texting or playing on hand-held computer games as well as being plugged into their mp3s. Parents get ignored too!

I'd be very wary of getting a phone with internet access as I think I'd find it far too addictive!

I have mixed feelings about mobile phones. Why do so many people insist on carrying on "text conversations" in social situations ? It drives me mad when you're trying to talk to someone and you have to keep stopping while they read their text and then reply. And this goes on and's like there's an extra person there that I can't see or hear! I also hate it at work when I have to serve someone and they are talking on the phone and don't even acknowledge my existence...and as for those dozens of people I see using a phone while they are driving....!!!

I love blogging and quite like Facebook but Twitter is not for me.


Mabe the Babe said...

You're absolutely right about not getting a phone with internet connection - DON'T DO IT. I couldn't resist checking facebook when in Portugal but hated myself for doing it and dread to think what the bill will be like!

Akelamalu said...

I'm on Facebook but I don't use it very much and wouldn't know or want to know how to use Twitter I can't see the point. I am a blogger, through and through!

photowannabe said...

My sentiments exactly. The message that comes across is anyone and anything is more important than the person right in front of me.
I don't think 99.9% of the messages are that important and urgent.
I guess I had better climb down from my soapbox. I was just getting started. You hit a sore subject with me.

photowannabe said...

Oops, I forgot to say bravo on your 600 posts. Well done Julie.

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh I know what you mean! Apparantly I can e-mail from my mobile but wuldn't have a clue! lol! I would think I use about 5% of my phone's capacity! lol!

Faye Pekas said...

I certainly agree about Twitter. I can't imagine why anyone would want to know what I'm doing every minute of the day and I don't want to know what anyone else is doing.

A friend sent me an invition to visit her on Facebook so I set up an account to do that but I don't do anything else. I haven't checked into how to do it even.

BUT.. I do love blogging too :)

The Quiet Rage said...

This bird does not "tweet."