The Inter-webbiness of our lives is insane. In elementary school, I remember when we got our first Apple MacIntosh computer. Aaaah, the floppy disks… Oregon Trail (I always died of typhus)…memories. Then, we moved onto more important technological things on our new PC, like Carmen SanDiego. Those were the days. Life was more simple then.
Now, we have social networking coming out our ears. I cannot count the number of accounts I have: Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and my unfinished Linked In account, among others. I still hold onto some sense of privacy – I pride myself that it truly is a treasure hunt to find me on Facebook. As I signed up for all of these, I thought that our generation was the best because we were so advanced in this area. So technologically savvy. I mean, I can’t build my own web site, but I have a blog – that counts, right? And surely, my parents will never figure out how to run this thing…much less see what I’m posting on all of these sites, right?
Wrong. I discovered I was incorrect when my mother found my blog and started following me on Twitter. She not only blogs, but also tweets (Who came up with these words, anyways? SERIOUSLY?!?!). I’m amazed that, sometimes, I can read enough about her life on her blog to catch me up for a few weeks. Of course, this doesn’t and shouldn’t replace the phone calls, but it makes life a bit more interesting (hint hint, mom… call me).
So, check out her blog… tell her I sent ya. Also, while you’re at it, check out Remember the Milk. It is a web application and organizational tool, helping those who can’t plan ahead to begin prioritizing tasks. You can add it as an app to your iPhone or iPod touch. I’m all for anything that helps disorganized individuals get back on track 🙂