How Addicted Are You Being Online?
It’s Day 4 (and counting) of having no electricity on our street. ◡ ヽ(`Д´)ﾉ ┻━┻
I’m not complaining, mind you. Just saying a fact.
Apart from (my) non-activity on social media as of late, I can say that I’m even less productive now since I can’t work through the night doing lectures, preparing quizzes, writing blog posts, or even studying. Not to mention the internet crawl of trolling, stalking, and mindless surfing, too.
Which brings me to The Kareshi’s observation, “is it such a need being online?”
I have a data plan that gives me mobile internet 24/7. I can bet all the money in my wallet (which isn’t necessarily a lot, but you know, making a point there) that a lot of you do, too.
In fact, Happy Birthday messages are sent through WhatsApp these days though I still prefer an SMS (as informal and impersonal as that is); and class groups are now on Facebook - as mine was requested by my student! I grumbled, huffed, and puffed saying that I don’t do Facebook (fact) and the only time I check it is if somebody tags me (fact). - even though I’ve set up a neat Google groups.
But times have changed, boy, have they really changed!
When I think about it, back in college, mobile phones and social networks didn’t rule my life.. (Though SNS will probably not rule my life, nowadays, too, but I’ve observed and experienced changes to be on it) but now, I
bravely admit that my 4S has become a sort of appendage.. a continuation of sorts of my right hand.
So, I write this blog post at 0147H on it as there’s nothing to do at nights like these when I’m up and unable to sleep, thinking about doing the questions I’ll ask my class and all the things I need to do for the week.Life is slower without internet, I’ve found.
And something totally off-topic, I miss having coffee shop conversations I had with friends way back when.