I’m not “old”.
But, I feel old when I really take a moment to look at how different my life is today compared to only 2 years ago.
In my first year of University, Facebook had just been introduced. I was still using MSN Messenger as my main form of contact, and I thought that Skype was the best thing since sliced bread. Then Facebook happened.
Thank-you facebook for allowing me to get 200+ friends in less than a year, only to realize that I knew only 20% of them, and the other 80% were only on my list for creeping purposes.
Fast-forward a few years, and MSN was pretty much obsolete (yeah, it’s over, sorry for those of you who missed that boat). Hollywood made a movie about Facebook, The Social Network, and we all watched it, talking about how much our lives had changed because of a simple invention.
But, that was just the beginning.
In just 2 years, I have more social-media-type accounts than I can keep track of.
I tweet on twitter as @tpawsey and have learned to @tag and #hashtag my blog posts in less than 140 characters.
I have graduated from a hotmail account to gmail.
I spend countless hours watching clips on YouTube or stream movies and tv shows for pretty much nothing on Netflix.
*P.S. Let’s take moment of silence to remember all of the fallen movie rental stores now out of business*
I follow some of my favourite sites via RSS feed.
I want to show you some really awesome photos, so I now post them on Facebook, my blog, Instagram and my Flickr account.
I write two blogs (only 1 faithfully), and have learned that tagging properly is a good form of SEO (search engine optimization).
I have a LinkedIn account because my PR friend told me it was the next big thing, yet I can’t remember my password!
When I find a a picture, recipe, quote, outfit or destination I like, I now pin it to my board and share it with my friends and followers.
Now, instead of my parents saying “don’t be a follower, be a leader”, I am conditioned to not only be a follower, but to have as many followers as possible.
Think about it: half of the vocabulary we now use in everyday conversation is the result of less than 15 years.
But, I am not complaining.
No, I love the internet and all of my social media tools. Procrastination is now a past-time and, just like Pinterest, I LOVE IT!
So, what are you waiting for? Click on my links, Pin my awesome photos, tweet about my blog that you follow! Or, spend a few more hours procrastinating by checking out the links below to some of the blogs I follow.
Letters for Loves – It’s the “soap opera” of my daily blog reading
JesssRich – If you are following my blog for my eventual traveling posts (only 2 more months!) you’ll love this girls blog! She just started it, but if the material so far is a taste of what’s to come, I think she’ll have a ton of followers in no time! (Oh, and she’s Canadian!)
Click away my @friends and #enjoy!