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i want to be up in the air

maura @ 9:08 pm

I have a facebook presence (page? profile? what the heck do the kids call it these days?) but I haven’t really been sure how to use it. I’m an old enough lady that I still rely on the email, and it seems like such a bother to have to check facebook also. I don’t have unlimited free time to devote to you, internets! (Okay, that is maybe a joke.)

Lately I’ve found myself checking in with facebook every few days or so. Not to use any of the apps, which I find perplexing and thus ignore (fear what you don’t understand!). But I do like to check my friends’ status updates and change my status, too. It’s a mini web shout out, easier + faster than an email but less giving-facebook-all-your-info than facebook messaging.

Just imagine my joy when I discovered yesterday that facebook friends’ status updates has an RSS feed! Now I can get all the status updates hot off the presses with igoogle (which I use as a blogreader).

In other tech news, despite the fact that we have made fun of it 4EVAH (as have the Penny Arcade boys [warning: 4th grade bathroom humor]), Jonathan’s now twittering, and he’s made me sign up too. He gave me some crazy iphone-related reason that I don’t really understand. I feel like twitter is kind of like facebook friend updates, and why do I need both?

Finally, we played with a friend’s iphone last weekend and I’ve made a decision: I Do Not Want An Iphone. Of course it’s lovely, and if I had it, I would use it, most definitely. But I don’t NEED it, not by any stretch of the imagination. I’d feel guilty about turning my old phone into technotrash (though it is kind of crappy and sometimes forgets to ring). And I maintain that it is too expensive for me to be carrying around at all times. Maybe if I traveled more it would be worth it, but I don’t.

And I think it’s out of my system. Iphone = NO!

3 comments on “i want to be up in the air”

Em (21 May 2008 at 7:17 am)

I’m hate to say how much I enjoy facebook, mostly for the reasons you named. I too signed up at Twitter, but it seems like an awful lot of work to me.

maura (21 May 2008 at 6:33 pm)

Today I am thinking that twitter is more age-appropriate than facebook. And I am basically using facebook in a twitter-like fashion. But of course there’s the thing of knowing more people who are on facebook than twitter. And I most certainly do not need them BOTH.

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