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Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Five: Internet Connections

I have vaguely been hearing about the coming trend of people using mobile internet devices rather than desktop computers. Having four adult children, I see them using cell phones, laptops, tablets, ipods/iphones/ipads instead of the desktop computer, which I am using right now.

So I am asking you to answer the following questions about whatever device you most often use these days, first by telling us what you have:

1. Do you use social connections, like Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in or whatever else there is? Describe how you use it/these.

2. Do you text on your cell phone? Work, friends, family?

3. Do you play any games? Which ones?

4. How do you predominantly use the various electronic devices you possess?

5. How do you feel about blogging? Are you as involved in blogging as when you first started? What facilitates your blogging?

Bonus: Anything you want to add. You might like to discuss what helps you most in your vocation with internet connections.

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  1. Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! I have a question about your blog. HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Heather, I emailed you directly. Hope I can help.

  2. Well, it's hard not to write about technology and think about how plugged in I am. (It may be time for a fast or Sabbath of some sort.)

  3. Had fun with this one. Thanks, Jan. This was a good one for us "more mature women" --- ahem! I played here

  4. In the interest of talking more about myself(!) and being a little more self-revealing, I played today, yay!!! Thanks, Jan!

  5. This is an interesting one. I'm weird about my blog, I almost never play Friday Five there - even when I don't have an idea for a post. I will say that when I looked at the image I thought: Who uses a laptop? I haven't had one for more than fifteen years, since then I've been a laptop user, adding an iPhone about three years ago.
    1. I had to be pushed onto Facebook by colleagues as a way to connect with students. I use it largely professionally and slightly personally - but not private, relational disclosures. I was also recently pushed into Twitter because some of my blogs got picked up by Huffington Post so I could better connect with (some of) the larger conversations I blog about.
    2. I text a wee bit, mostly friends and family. Only colleagues if I'm traveling or something.
    3. I play Bejeweled Blitz on an infinity loop; I have millions of points. ANd I play Words WIth Friends, sometimes five or six games at a time.
    4. I am fairly well attached to, integrated with, my MacBook Air, iPhone and Kindle.
    5. I like blogging but have given myself permission to be as irregular as I am. I do have more blogs than I ever thought possible.
    * I do now see blogging and social media as integral and crucial parts of my vocation.

  6. I connected over at signs-along-the-way.


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