I'm so COOL

There I was, at an annual Gala seated with an array of people, taking pictures, enjoying the evening, and listening to the honorees speeches when I glance around my table and observe the guests tapping away at their phones. Not just my table,  people at others tables were also tapping away as each honoree stepped up to the podium and poured out their hearts in appreciation.


Welcome to the age of social media.

At the time my little Samsung, [no blue tooth, no speaker phone, "no app for that"] flip-phone just couldn't contend with these "big boys"; but last weekend that all changed when I upgraded to a new phone (mainly so people could actually hear me when I was talking).

No, not a Blackberry, or Droid, or even an iPhone.

Just another Samsung - a touch screen model with Internet capability, camera and video, blue-tooth and a keyboard that I can actually text with!

I call it my little "iPhone wannabe".

I can TEXT, folks!


And so I did. And then I could check my emails on my phone; and Facebook; and update my Twitter account! and then...and then... I STOPPED!

Oh. My. Gosh, I got sucked in! I mean really, I have been in it for some time - buying on line, finding the latest, greatest fads for consumers, building community, researching, learning, discovering new music, movies, people; but the reality and speed of where we are heading in this age is... unbelievable.

Check this out.  Maybe you've seen it, maybe not, but it's worth the view. 

(keep in mind that this video is already a year old.) 

Crazy, eh?

Honestly, I'm just giddy to no longer be "text challenged".
I've got enough challenges!

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Cerulean Bill said...

Sorry, an off-topic comment.
(I'd have sent you an email, but I didn't have an address!)

Do you think that it's the job of the photographer to 'clean up' the image a person presents, by advising them to get a different shirt, wear a larger jacket, etc? Or do you 'stay on your side of the lens'?


Lori said...

I hear where you are coming from! We just upgraded as well, and added our fourth phone in the house. :/ i ended up with the Nuron and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Happy texting!

Cecily R said...

Oooooo! Let's be text buddies! I got a smartphone a few years ago and will NEVER be able to go back now. :)

P.S. That video is amazing.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

We recently became texters round here too..... but no web for us too expensive when your plan has 5 phones on it.

Jen said...

I still don't have texting, but I am sure it is coming soon. I have an old standard flip phone too. No internet or camera or apps just a phone. I can see where I would get sucked in too.

Cerulean Bill said...

I agree with Jen. I'm a plain-phone kind of person. I'd like to have a phone that can do more, but I'm not willing to pay the freight. We pay about $50 a month for three phones, using one of those pay as you go plans. That's less, I think, than what they want for just one with enhanced capabilities. Nah....

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