Social networking has made my addiction to gadgets, especially cell phones, reach new levels. I was anti-social networking 12-18 months ago but after pressure from my friends to join Facebook, I’ve been a crackhead ever since. It wasn’t enough to have all my FB notifications come to my Blackberry but I had to have it come to my Droid and my iPod. Then Twitter came into my life. It wasn’t enough to just download UberTwitter, an application specifically for Blackberry phones, but I had to download TweetDeck to my iPod and to my Droid. Is that not insane? Then WordPress.com got a Blackberry application. Then it got a iPhone/iPod application. It wasn’t enough for me to just blog when I turned on my laptop but now I need to blog on all my gadgets? Is that not insane?
As I sat at the Dwele concert (3 blogs down) I couldn’t help to notice all the light illuminating from the hands of almost everyone in the audience. Literally, almost everyone. Here we have this sexy ass man crooning on stage and people couldn’t put their Blackberry, iPhone, Droid, HTC’s down. Every moment needed to be tweeted or facebooked. Dwele’s in the background setting a serious mood. Singing his best baby-making music. Since most of the crowd were couples you would think that there would be more cupcaking but instead of being unable to keep hands off each other, they couldn’t keep their hands off their phones. And nothing, I mean nothing, should keep you away from copping a few squeezes on your main squeeze.
The social networking matrix has controlled most of our minds. I recently lost all my gadgets to water damage – iPod touch, a Blackberry, a Droid. When I noticed all of my items submerged in a puddle of red colored juice, my heart began to race and immediate anger began to boil my blood. The first thing I thought was “OMG! Now how am I going to tweet?!?” Not the fact that my very new Droid was less than a month old, my new Blackberry was less than 2 months old and my iPod Touch 64GB was less than 6 months old so all that money I spent never crossed my mind. Not until hours later and phone calls made that I realized that none of my items would be replaced because my insurance doesn’t cover juice damage. A loss in my ability to tweet, facebook, reddit, digg it, flicker, wordpress, rss feeds, BBM, IM and every other form of this crack outweighed that all the money I spent was out the window and I would probably have to rebuy every single gadget I owned.
It’s been a couple of weeks since this epic loss and I feel like a 2 bit crackhead in withdrawal. My backup phone I purchased just to have a phone has none of the social networking capabilities and I feel like killing myself. How pathetic is that?
Hi. My name is Anjie. And I’m addicted to social networking. *shrugs*