In a Totally Tech-Savvy World, Am I the Only One WAY Behind the Times?

I'm the first to admit, I am obsessed with the internet and I can't imagine life without it.

Aside from my actual job, which basically requires me to be online for eight hours straight, I spend my spare time endlessly on various websites reading about news and pop-culture, browsing songs on Spotify, working on my blog, stalking random Facebook accounts, etc… etc… Bottom line: I am totally hooked on the web.

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In addition, I'm that girl who pretty much replies to her text messages within 10 seconds of their delivery, and I do my best to be consistently up-to-date with my iPhone model. So, yeah, I consider myself pretty "connected" at all times.

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That said, it may come as a surprise that I am actually very un-tech-savvy. And quite frankly, I'm okay with that.

It's funny, because overall I consider myself far from basic. I like to think of myself as quite creative and innovative. But when it comes to tech, which is such a coveted, valued space in today's world, I am really content sticking to oldies-but-goodies and what makes me comfortable.

When I meet new people, I still ask them to "add me on Facebook," as opposed to Instagram (even though I do love the latter); I miss the heck out of my iPod; BBM (aka, BlackBerry Messenger) is (was) my everything; and I am almost 100% certain you will never see me with a Snapchat account.

In addition, I only own one very simple little photo editing app on my phone (shoutout to Photo Wonder), and I only do one tiny action when I use it. The only thing I know how to do (properly) in Instagram edits is brighten and darken a photo. My Insta feed has no real visual direction. It's basically just me and how I feel like posting a shot at the moment.

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When everyone jumped for joy about Instagram Stories and the launch of iPhone's iOS 10, I cringed. No! Why can't we just leave well-enough alone? Of course I'm totally not into any of this.

Also, I've never owned an iPad or a smart watch, I can't remember the last time I watched TV (okay, fine, Keeping Up With the Kardashians on the Daily Motion app—guilty as charged), anything that has to do with Pokémon Go is a foreign language to me, and the list goes on.

The more available apps, social media outlets and technological advancements there are means the more we have to keep up with, the more we find ourselves caring about what everyone else is up to and the more we are taken away from what's really important in life.

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Going back to my initial sentiments, I love the Internet, but I am perfectly keen on having my basic web access, my standard social media apps, my iPhone and a decent pair of big headphones. Everything else just isn't important to me, but I do wonder, am I the only one who feels this way? Maybe so, but I'm totally fine being in my simple little zone.

 

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