Does social media make your head spin, or is it just me?
|Photo credit: Hali Newberry Photography|
Then Twitter came along, the place where you can say whatever you want to for the world to see -- or at least your followers -- in 140 characters or less. I think we can all plainly see why this one didn't work out for me...
Next there was Pinterest... what a great concept: a great visual representation of a link that I want to save. And, I am such a visual person that it was perfect for me. You know, the instant recipe keeper for all those delicious looking recipes you see in images all over the internet.
It was also a great tool for organizationally challenged people looking to improve their organizing skills (me!) And it was the perfect spot for curating a whole bunch of loveliness in one place. However, three years down the road half of my image links no longer work. So that recipe I put off trying for so long still looks great in the image, I just have no idea where the recipe is. And the organizational site went "poof!" just like my organizational skills.
And then there was Instagram. Visual instant gratification... "Hey family and friends, look at me doing this or that right now!" ...but with no real conversation (unless you count hashtags... don't even get me started on twentyhashtagsononepicturethaticannotreadbecausetheyallruntogether!!) And again, the images just keep scrolling and scrolling. If I want to see something from 3 weeks ago I have to 1. remember who posted it, 2. find that person's username, and 3. go look through all their images until I see it. Too much trouble... I'd rather just move on.
Which brings me right back to where I started ever having conversations online. I am back here hoping for some meaningful dialogue (or even monologue, should no one care to read it!) interspersed with images and links that hopefully will be more (or less) permanent. And I am thankful that there are still a number of you who feel the same way!
Not really antisocially,