When I think of someone who is technologically UNSAVVY… I picture MY face. It’s true.
At the risk of making myself sound old I need to mention that when I was in high school they didn’t have computers. In college I had a laptop that was more like a data processor (which sporadically ate term papers at will) and google wasn’t even invented yet. Do you remember those days? However did we survive?
The world seems to be advancing faster than I can even keep up. It took me like 7 years to learn Photoshop Elements 2. Now it’s too old for my new computer. And my new computer discriminates against almost everything I own, including 2 of my 3 printers. But, out with the old and in with the new.
So, two days ago I received an email from Kristi over at Live and Love out Loud. She asked me where my email feedburner was because she couldn’t find it. Um, yeah. That’s because I didn’t have one. And I had to google it to figure out what it even was.
I feel like a pioneer, only there are plenty that have paved the way for me… I just can’t keep up with their pace. So, I continue to plug away on this technological journey. It seems I catch my breath and then the latest and greatest is unveiled. I am perpetually 3 steps behind.
Tweets, Widgets, Linkies, Buttons (and no, not the sewing kind), Buzz, Digg… Ahhh! It is an entirely new language all its own.
Well, are you sitting down?
Brace yourselves… today I joined TWITTER.
Yes, girls. I’m a quick study and after a little encouragement and tons of google cliff notes… I’ve joined the tweeting twits in the twitter world. Better late than never, right?
My name is projectalicia.
You can even click on the twitter “follow me” icon on the right. Yes, it works. And yes, I did that all by myself.
Tonight I took the plunge and downloaded tweetie to my iphone, which by the way, is the best thing EVER invented in the history of time. I'm talking about my iphone, of course.
Willis Party of 6 wrote a funny blurb on her blog about just this. I had a good laugh.
Nope, can’t think of anything it can’t do. I have become an iphone addict. (See photo above.) There is an app for absolutely everything... the world at your fingertips. Literally.
Who would have ever thought just a few years ago that I could be riding down the road in a car tweeting, googling and texting AND all at the same time? Not while driving of course.
It’s a crazy time we live in and although I’m in a little over my head at times, I’d rather fail trying than never try at all.
Besides, I wouldn't want my kids to surpass me. How else am I going to protect them? So, think of that the next time you feel guilty about sitting at your computer to blog or chat on fb.
Oh, and look out world. Alicia is open for tweets.