Sunday, April 3, 2011

Social Media Experiement - the results are in...

So, my social media experiment went ok....not totally successful, but not a complete failure either. I only logged onto my facebook page at lunch, after bed or when the child dissed me. And, I was not on twitter AT ALL! So, all in all my social media time was less than an hour all weekend.

Doodles and I spent time playing games, chilling out watching a movie together...just being together.

I talked to my mom on the phone and one of my total human contact (outside of Doodles) of about 15/20 minutes. (Unless we count listening at church then I get 2 more hours of credit...I think I should take it, I did say hi to someone - points!)

It is hard to take a step back when in this day and age Facebook and/or Twitter have become such a key way families and friends keep in touch. I often joke with my sister that if it wasn't for those 140 character status updates she would never hear from me...and thank goodness for the "Like" button. I mean, really, thanks FB for making it even easier for me to stay connected without saying anything. For people like me, those that want to keep others at an arms length, facebook is awesome!!!! No one can say I am out of touch because I make sure I put a status of some sort, and I ensure that I like or comment on others statuses every now and again. Yep, I am in touch, just in touch my way :)

I do hope that you all had a great weekend filled with many new memories!!!!


ModernMom said...

Oh I tried so hard to step away from the computer this weekend. Can you believe my wrist hours from spending so much time on the silly thing? It is amazing how much it is integrated into our lives!!

Wanted to take a moment to thank you for the kind words on my blog! (I couldn't respond via e-mail. It's not set up?) Thank you for your sweet made me smile today and I really needed it:)

Rachel said...

I think it's just as easy for someone with a disability like me, to become dependent on online interaction. I can't pick up the phone to call someone, so email works great. Plus I don't have to worry about messing up lipreading! :)

Good for you in getting more face time in... I bet Doodles like that too!

kc said...

Rachel, if that was a FB comment I would not only LIKE it, I would love it!!!! There are so many reasons social media (FB, twitter, blogs, chatrooms) has become an important tool in building relationships :)