Sunday, July 15, 2012

Social Networking

We are all social creatures.  Some of us more so than others.  It is even apperant it in the animal world.  A perfect example would be birds.  I have a fascination with them, especially on telephone lines.  I often take pictures of them while at a stop light on my way to work.  I think they are a fine example of an ORIGINAL social network!  There are so many social networking platforms these days.  I can hardly remember what life was like before they existed.  Here are 5 things I vaguely  remember:
1) My phone was actually used to CALL friends and family
2) My evenings were spent reading books or watching TV for entertainment.
3) Time spent in front of a computer was only at work.
4) I never "stalked" anyone.
5)  I read the paper in the morning.

Now:

1) My phone is a device to connect me to all my social networking sites. (If you are lucky, I may answer the phone.)
2) My evenings are spent reading blogs, taking internet classes, editing photos or cruising my Facebook feeds (heaven forbid I lose internet connection!).
3) When I get home from work, I can't wait to get on my computer or Ipad to wind down at night!
4) I am now an official FB stalker (can't even believe I admit to this).
5) I check my "phone" first thing in the morning for Instagram, FB and Pintrest updates.  Caffine has moved second to my social networking habits.

How has social networking changed your life? 







3 comments:

Radish said...

Lorraine, I love your photography. You have a very nice over all look to your blog. About the social nettworking. I am not sure I am into it. I am doing for our class, to really give it a go, but I am feeling that it is taking up a lot of time. I am doing it to connect here in the group, but it could consume me.

Barb said...

Hi Lorraine - I'm totally addicted and spend too much time on the computer - but I love it.

I love your photos!

Sharon said...

I love your social networking birds! And your honesty. I'm not there yet with all the phones and iPad stuff, but I love the computer with my coffee in the morning. Your blog and photos are wonderful.
I'm having a hard time finding the Behind the Scenes button. Can you direct me?
Thanks