I was part of that generation of kids who spent hot summer afternoons outdoors, playing hopscotch and tag with my playmates. While that didn't exactly make me a top athlete or a social butterfly, it at least left me with memories of an exciting and adventurous childhood. We got creative and comfortable in dealing with other kids.
Well, that was in the early '90s, when the internet had yet to become a household name, and playing electronic games was a privilege of well-off kids.
It seems that we hear about the news on social media first. It can be both sad and exciting at the same time. I sit here and wonder how people before social media and technology dealt with the news. I think back to when 9/11 happened and how we heard about it on television; that seemed to be the only way news happened then. ...more
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I have stayed on Facebook for a lot longer than I should. The truth is, for a long time, I really enjoyed having it. It was the only way I stayed in touch with a lot of people in my life. Friends who had moved away or just gotten busy. It enabled me to share pictures and stories of my kids we were having with family that I rarely ever saw.
If I'm being completely honest, I never enjoyed viewing my step-mother's life on parade bogging down my Facebook feeds. She was a postaholic, sharing photos of my 10-year-old half brother's tennis lessons, playdates, and their twice yearly vacations. She was younger than my father by 30 years and a generation ahead in social media.
Last March, my dad and his new family went on a cruise. I noticed a lack of the standard #BestVacationEver photos in my feed. I blamed the bad WiFi on the cruise.
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