Follow up

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  1. http://givemention.live oberhausen hbf hotels Hey, you left a message on my blog a while ago and I recently started following yours. I really appreciate the thought you are putting into your internet usage, and for sharing it with others. This does seem to be a need in our society, to become more mindful of how we use our technology, so that we are the ones in control, not the ones being mindlessly controlled. Thanks for posting. Do you live in chicago? Maybe someday we’ll meet.

  2. First, I made a beeline for the book You Are Not a Gadget as soon as I could after you called to tell me about it last month! Speaking of gadgets, I got the eBook version for Kindle! 🙂 Ironic, much?
    Speaking of irony, your past two posts remind me of the conversations we had about social media back in December, some of which ended up in my blog post of the interview. http://newscrucible.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/social-media-queen-her-take-on-the-internet-scene/
    Do you feel like your feelings have changed since then, or can you see the same thoughts breaking through even six months ago? (I feel like it’s the latter.)

  3. Gigi: I think it was definitely a feeling then, but I didn’t know how to articulate it as well before, nor was I taking much action on it. Was just overwhelmed and generally annoyed. 😀

  4. Alisa: I’m not too inclined to have yet another account on a social network. 😉 I think we just need to change how we interact with social media. We’re still at the baby stages of learning how to use everything.