If you know me at all, you know that I am attached to my Blackberry. Very, very attached. It is my lifeline, my sanity… and insanity.
I am in a long distance relationship – actually several of them to be exact! I live hundreds of miles from my man, and from many of my best friends and family members. So, my Blackberry acts as our lifeline. My phone is what keeps us all together. Evening chats, so I can pretend I’m just down the street from someone. Maybe my phone has gotten too much of a work out these days!
This afternoon, I was working from home – social media monitoring – to be more specific. I was hyper-connected. I had two laptops set up (my personal and my employers’). Each laptop displayed various monitoring tools, telling me what kind of activity is happening online. And even though I had access to my work and personal emails, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, I felt disconnected!
It’s incredible how much we get used to these advanced technologies at our fingertips. I remember when I had a pager! That was a lifetime ago. So, now hours later, I’m charging the (second) Motorola Razr that my lovely friend has “donated.” If it works, at the very least, I’ll be able to place a phone call or two before I can get into Rogers!