I have a girlfriend that doesn’t have email. This means that the only time we catch up is by phone once every few months. We don’t live in the same town. My friend is on a disabiliity pension and is reluctant to spend her pension on paying for an internet server, a computer and new software.
I would like to buy her an up to date computer, with all the latest software and pay all her bills for its associated use for the next ten years (at least). Then we could email each other; she could learn about Facebook; she could even start her own blog. She is a very intelligent person and I am sure she wouldn’t take very long to catch on to all the new technology.
I can’t imagine my life without the internet today. At the same time, she has a lot of friends and they are not virtual friends either. I went to her birthday party a couple of years ago. The restaurant was packed and I hardly had a chance to speak to her because she was in such demand.
I wonder is there is any connection between her lack of technology and the incredible number of friends that she has in her life.
I love being able to keep up to date with my extended family via Facebook. I have nieces, nephews, sons and daughters-in-law that use the internet regularly. I get to see all the baby photos and hear a little about what is happening in their lives. I get concerned though, that my presence on Facebook may embarrass them. I do try to be discreet if I make any comments (which is not very often). Would they tell me if they weren’t happy with me popping in there?
Until next time