Instagram. The new Facebook — which was the new MySpace, which was the new Aim, which was the new LIVE talking. It’s all the rage these days. It’s the way we show affection to those we love, throw jealousy at those we hate, and tell the world just how deeply inspirational, artsy, and deep we are. Not to mention cool. Yes, it proves just how much James fucking Dean we exhibit on a daily basis.
And without Instagram, think of how unfulfilling our lives would be. Every beautiful sight would just be a view to remember. Continue reading →
When I studied abroad in Italy I met a super hot Italian guy (shocker, I know). When I knew I was going back there for a couple weeks, I hit him up on Facebook to let him know. He told me he was excited to see me and said we’d be in touch. I just didn’t realize he meant telepathicly.
I had to shut off the internet access on my iPhone to avoid paying $187,542 in roaming charges, so I couldn’t get on Facebook. I had given him my phone number before I left New York telling him this information and said to text me.
Many people I know delete their ex boyfriend or girlfriend off of Facebook the second the two break up. I, personally, find this to be silly. Why would you delete them when, in actuality, you’re only deleting all chance of them seeing how much better off you are without them?
They’re obviously going to stalk your picture and status updates, so why not keep them on? I love when my exes (the ones I hate, obviously) get to see me on vacations, posing on a beach with my friends, having dinner out with my girlfriends, or with a new guy I’m seeing. They’d eat their hearts out, if the assholes had one.
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“I had this guy leave me a voicemail at work, so I called him at home, and then he emailed me to my BlackBerry, and so I texted to his cell, and the whole thing just got out of control…Now you just have to go around checking all these different portals just to get rejected by seven different technologies. It’s exhausting.” –He’s Just Not That Into You
There is no denying that technology plays a crucial role in all of our lives. The fact that you’re even reading this blog – which is short for web log – on the world wide web is proof that this statement is true. Because we use technology in our everyday dealings with work, fun, and social interactions, it’s no surprise, then, that we would incorporate this same technology in our budding (or long-term) relationships. But – is this same amazing new ability actually the cause of most relationships failing?
The Good: How often do get a text message from a new prospect, and just hearing the ringtone gets your heart all a-flutter? Then you do that ridiculous thing where you answer it back with a huge, goofy smile on your face, even if you’re sitting on a crowded NYC train or walking down the street. Yeah, I know. I spot you freaks all the time. But don’t worry, I do it, too. It’s human nature. We love attention and love feeling wanted and thought about. That’s why it’s so easy to pick out who’s texting someone they like and who’s texting their boss.