Saturday, February 28, 2009

I Hereby Declare Myself to be a Luddite

Blog, fine. Website, kind of. But I've been struggling with Twitter, not so much the technology, but because I don't understand the language used by some of the young'uns. (Yeah, you two, I mean you!) And now my best friend from high school quit blogging, Flickr, and Twitter, and wants me to have a Facebook account!!! I've resisted this as long as I could, even though many of our photo blog friends have tried to coax us.

I created an account. But I'm going to use it just to follow the lives of my friends, that's all. (Don't I have a hard enough time keeping up with weaving blogs already??) I'm not putting anything there. And I said so.

I mean, what is Facebook for anyway? I'm not sure.

I'm starting to be in that emotional age group where I want to sit down and spend time learning and improving on the things I know, rather than to learn new things. And if there are things I need to learn on the way, like PowerPoint a year ago, I will, but otherwise, put me in your "too old" basket, Dears.

EDIT: Obviously I am swimming against the tide. But my question, outside emergencies, is, "what's the hurry, mate?"

4 comments:

  1. Hee hee, Lynne. It was fun while it lasted, but you know, in "Finding Nimo", Nimo's dad approaches Sydney and meets up with a group of baby turtles, and he's very cute, but Dad says, "You're so cute, but I don't know what you're saying!"

    It was like that to moi! Ha ha.

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  2. you know what? I totally get what you're saying. I worked in the web area during the early days of the web thru to the very first few years of what I guess you'd call web 1.9. Database driven web apps, but they weren't as nice as what we have now. So I was all techy and geeky and stuff all along.

    Yet, I too have to actively resist the urge to remain a web 2.0 and a social networking luddite. Facebook has freaked me out for ages! Now that I have gotten the hang of twitter, I like it better. I am going to keep forcing myself to stay abreast of all this stuff because I do not want to be that old lady nearly in tears because she's confused by ATM, if you know what I mean? Also, I want to stave off dementia for as long as I can, and learning new things is supposed to be good, right? xxx

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  3. If dementia isn't a strong enough kick on my butt, I don't now what is. Sometimes Mom was right to stay non-line, but we can't really go back.

    Wanting to keep updated on friends' lives vs time spent on learning new tech (rather than weaving) vs privacy concerns boggle this feeble mind-ette.

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