aside Have You Discovered Social Media?

It’s an appropriate question as I’m currently in training with SNAP chat……from my boss Tabby!   I thought it was new!

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Years ago,  I was ahead of technology,  then one day I decided enough, I need to be creative again.  I replaced the T.V with a basket of flowers and proceeded to completely redecorate my cottage from ceiling to floor, from curtains to recovering stools and listening to music.

I would finish my day sat in the window upstairs with the swing type criss cross outward opening windows looking out to the countryside and read books.

I did enough sitting at a computer at work!

Then 6 months later I sold the house and relocated myself to the sunny Southern coast of Spain.

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I eventually got myself a mobile phone but charges were so high I rarely used it. I often used the telephone shops to call Mum and update her.  It was in one of these shops that in 2004 I opened a Hotmail account!   How long had the world been doing this?  It was simply a necessity to keep in touch with some people, not Mum, even now in 2017 she won’t use the Internet.   She’s tried, I bought her a tablet and flew to England and tried to teach her. She flew to Spain 6 months later and returned it.

Somehow I stumbled on a new way of communication via MSN,  it was a way of finding old school friends!  No way!  I’ve travelled,  I’ve left and now people can find me! It was fun for a while, then the toing and froing of messages lost its edge and I stopped again.  What was it called?

I found time to take a book, pack a lounger in the boot and whiling away the hours would sit by the ocean.  Relaxed and tranquil.   Still no need for TV!  It was 2006 when I reinvited TV in more force but still I wasn’t so addicted as I as to music.

One day I was at in the office and my friend Sharon who on the day I interviewed her claimed to have had to be taught to send an email in application for the job by her daughter…… said…… ” Have you started using Facebook? ”

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“What is it?”

She showed me.  Crikey! It was 2009 and I didn’t have Internet at home!

I logged in.

Eventually in about 2011 we got Internet at home.

In 2014, we moved house,  no internet connection. Oh well. 6 months, no Tv,  noooo Internet,  little Facebook.

Nowadays we can’t function without Internet,  our business wouldn’t survive, our downtime would be without TV! Crikey, I’m addicted to TV.   Without social media, I couldn’t raise awareness to help animals who need help. Without It, i couldn’t research my latest interest to its fullest.  I wouldn’t know the interesting wide network of people I do and I wouldn’t be able to keep up with friends because life is so busy I wouldn’t find the time.

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The internet has changed the world. I’m not so sure all forms of Social Media have grabbed me with such importance. Maybe I just need to learn more.  Next week I’m going to make my days 26 hours long and I’m going to increase the number of  days to 8.

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Or, I’ll just quickly look up twitter and see if I can see its function, I’ll search pinterest and see if I can find an interest…. what else is out there?

I’ll get there, I’ll build, I’ll learn again, I’ll feed my brain and then I’ll know.

 

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My husband came home one day in 2013 and declared ” we need to get with it!” And foisted upon me my very first smart phone.   I find it hard to stop upgrading.  I think I’m a buyer, I avoid knowing what’s out there this in turn avoids my buying. Buying is time consuming consumerism.

Could I be without social media?  No.

Could you?

If you have a similar story, let me know.

I’m a self confessed dinosaur of the world wide web.

Tomorrow,  I’m going down stream and talking “water” .

Karoline

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