My conversation with Rajiv on hyperconnectivity continues. I began to comment and once again found myself going on at length. Here’s part of my comment to Rajiv’s post:
“I’m starting to wonder if there is generational difference with hyperconnectivity. I grew up without computers, without even remote-controlled TV (in fact, our first TV was black and white), without cell phones or even portable phones, etc. So while I have jumped into the social media soup, I seem to be less inclined to drown in the broth of hyperconnectivity (sorry, it’s early, I’ve only had one cup of coffee so my brain is making up weird metaphors). For example, with Facebook: it’s been easy for me to stay “offline” so no one can chat with me and I do enjoy the feature of being able to “hide” the posts of certain “friends” so I am not sucked into interactions that I don’t want to be in. Do you think there’s a generational difference here? And, if you don’t mind, I think I’ll carry this over to my blog since my comment is (again) getting rather long :)”
I’m seeing more and more discussions about social media and how to manage various accounts and still get one’s work (writing) done. It’s an issue that I would like to address more “professionally,” but, as seems to be more and more often, I have to wait until I have a nice chunk of uninterrupted time to put together a coherent post.
My kitchen is scheduled to be demolished tomorrow (Friday). We’ll see how well I can write around that kind of chaos 🙂