Yeah, I am on my soapbox ranting again today, so ya might as well sit back and grab a cup of coffee. It may be a while. (grin)
I am so sick of people whining about the negative impact technology has on their lives. Seriously, get a grip! Technology cannot have a negative impact on your life unless YOU allow it to.
What has happened to personal accountability these days?
We spend hours griping about privacy issues on various social networks but we don’t bother to take the steps needed to protect ourselves. Here is a crazy thought! If we don’t want information shared with the world, perhaps we shouldn’t put it online? Maybe we should actually READ the terms of service we agree to, and who knows, it might even help to take a moment to check your preferences now and then?
Blaming Facebook for relationship issues? Are you kidding me? If Facebook destroys your relationship, I have a feeling there are way deeper issues than social networking sites.
And, don’t even get me started on parents discussing the evils of the internet for their children if they don’t bother to monitor their child’s use of it. Same with cell phones. Why are we so afraid to be parents and check up on things now and then?
Because of your cell phone, you cannot communicate at dinner these days? Please don’t tell me you are serious! There is the wonderful little button on every cell phone I have ever seen, it is called an “off” button. As it turns out, even computers have the button. Who would have ever thought, huh?
Yeah, I prolly drank too much coffee today…
J. Cricket Walker of CricketWalker.com