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I was chatting with a friend last night and we referenced a mutual friend of ours; let’s call her Trixie.
Trixie isn’t on Facebook. Rarely uses LinkedIn. Twitter? Blogs? YouTube? Not a chance. In fact, Trixie doesn’t have an internet connection at her house (although she’s exploring options). She’s perfectly content to be plugged-in from 8 to 5 and then turn everything off and live her life. And before you make any assumptions, she’s a Gen Y/Boomer cusper with a great job and a rich family and social life.
I saw a question posed on twitter yesterday – ‘If you were to be unplugged from your social networks and tools for 24 hours, could you do it/would you do it?”
Well sure I could do it – but have to admit I wouldn’t like it. While I don’t have to hop on Facebook or LinkedIn or Twitter to make it through the day, I would be somewhat lost without at-my-fingertips access to data, info and people.
Did the phone call come from the 21st century and Trixie just didn’t answer? Or is she on to something here?