social media makes it easier for us to stay in contact with family and friends that live far and near to us.
i am inviting you to join me in this social media party!
probably the place i check into the most is facebook. i used to keep a window open to facebook all the time. so that at a click of the keyboard, i could check in. a glance at my tabs and i knew if there were any new notifications. i don't do that so much any more. because i found myself sitting at the computer, waiting for a new notification to pop up, for something new to appear on my news feed. yes, i had succumbed to the addiction that is facebook. there are more productive things to be doing than to be waiting for a new notification, right?! but i do check my facebook frequently...i've re-connected with high school friends, i have made new friends, i have found inspiration, motivation and laughter on facebook. i am not willing to give that up. i will warn you: you will find that i post what i want on my wall...and it's not always politically correct or g-rated. you can find me here: facebook
another place i am becoming more familiar with is instagram. when the app was first introduced, i downloaded it immediately. i didn't know how to use it. i didn't really use it too much. i posted a photo or two and then forgot about it. until young lady began using it in earnest. then i began to check in once in awhile to see what she was posting...as a concerned mother, you know! and then i realized that i was getting a glimpse into the life she lives away from us. and then i realized that i could use those same pics in the project life album! and then i realized it gave me a peek into how fun loving this young lady is! i may go days without posting a photo but i check in regularly to see what's going on! you can find me here: instagram
twitter...hmmm...not sure what to say about this one. i have a twitter account. the only time i use it is when i post to instagram and share to facebook and twitter. or when i share the chiropractic weekly sticky note to facebook and twitter. i rarely go to twitter to post anything all by itself...oh ya, this blog gets posted to twitter automatically also. if you're interested in what i don't do on twitter, you can find me here: twitter
pinterest. yep, i have an account but...i don't visit there often. i know there is tons of inspiration available there! i use it more to bookmark ideas i find on blogs. i love being able to have one place to keep all my ideas...all on separate boards, to keep it all organized! you can find me here: pinterest
and there's vine. you know...where you can post short videos to your profile and easily share with facebook and twitter. i admit that i have shied away from this one...when it first came out, it was flooded with porn and i really didn't want any part of that! i think the concept is fun...if the option to filter out that crap is available. i'll keep my eye on it and see what happens!
then there's google+...i totally do not understand this one...i do have one but have no idea how to share it with you so don't be upset if i ignore you on google+!
as for all those other ones...tumblr, linkedin, myspace [ although i do have an account since that was the very frist social media that young lady used...waaaaay back when...i didn't know people still used this site until i googled social media sites and it ranks 5th! ]...i don't use them, don't visit them, not really interested...i do have a linkedin account and receive emails from friends wanting to add me...don't be offended when i ignore that...
so, maybe i'll see ya around the internets!!! stop in and say helloooooooooo!
i am grateful:
- to keep in contact with family friends that live far away
- for the ease technology gives us
- for those with a vision to develop social media outlets
- social media is portable on my smart phone
- to al gore for inventing the internet [ that, gentle reader, is total and absolute sarcasm but i couldn't resist ]
just breathing isn't living!