'OK, SO I'VE BOMBED ON REDDIT....BUT I GOT 3 FACEBOOK LIKES MONDAY..'
.....not sure whether it's evernote, nevereddit, or linkedup to me pins. Oh lordy, I need a glass of Vimeo'. It CAN be fashionable to suggest that silver surfers hard drives are going soft. But that's too simplistic.
It is ALSO too obvious to suggest that everyone under 30 is asking 'what'sup? On their 'Whatsapp'.
TEAPOTS AND TECHNICALS
'I just love
my vinyl collection', one 20 something 'young 'un', told me this weekend. I was tapping away at my overheated Hudl (Tesco's poor woman's ipad, but good enough for me), and the conversation turned to technicals as he warmed the teapot. (And that is NOT
MIDLIFERS GET MIFFED?
Some, not all, midlifers I know, get very worked up about
'young people taking over', 'with their tweets n' need4speed police chase' gaming. The uncomfortable truth is a combo, I think of 'fear' of agEing, losing a job, losing our looks (never really depended on mine), losing our minds and, ultimately, being shamed.
Let's not forget too, the midlife legacy that they're facing. The house prices, the debt, and the job crises.
LINKEDIN AND LEAVE NO-ONE OUT
full of 'If you don't go digital, you'll end up in the dumpster', exhortations on its news feed. I use Linkedin. Alot. But I use it carefully. I think, just a bit, before I click or comment. There's plenty there that's useful and relational rather than merely
narcisistic. I'm still learning; for me, that's part of the joy.
VINYL AND VIMEO
I threw out most of my vinyls, though I think dad's got some in the back of his garage. He's also got an ipad, which, seemed to fuse his laptop after I'd downloaded twitter as a social network 'treat' for him. He didn't see it that way. Vinyls AND Vimeo
I say. It's often (understandable) fears that force us into rigid 'make the other wrong' responses. Life's too short to just 'hangout' with the same people, of the same age all the time, even on the net.
Of course the thing is to make sure the online info/social media serves US not the other way around.....click through...http://aeon.co/magazine/living-together/the-problem-with-too-much-information/