Tech and Web Odds and Ends

Posted: July 9, 2008 in Apple computers

My brother, Richard, will soon be lining up in Raleigh, NC for his new iPhone 3G. I will not. Since my beloved Apple and their ill-advised choice for partnership, AT&T, have chosen to cut me out of the iPhone by offering it at “special” pricing (see previous post), I will simply keep rockin’ my Samsung.

The frenzy over the new iPhone is something to behold. Just “Google” the phrase “iPhone blog” and you’ll get a taste of the craziness. Sorry AT&T, your greed for $200 extra dollars from me is now costing you $440. Good business move!

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During the last week I’ve flirted with Twitter as I couldn’t sleep. It’s an interesting concept. One question though: What makes us think that other people want to know what we’re doing every minute of the day? Try and tell me what you think.

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If you’re on Facebook tell me something: Are all your “friends” really your friends? I think Facebook friends should be real, actual friends. Some folks are simply collectors.

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  1. Rebecca says:

    okay, about Twitter, I wonder the same thing. Of course, I also once wondered why I’d want to read another person’s random thoughts and why anyone would want to read my random thoughts (aka the blog) . . . but somehow I do. And as for Facebook, I knew early on that I didn’t want to be one of those people with hundreds of friends because really, I just don’t have that many real-life friends. And like you said, I want my FB friends to be my real friends. And so I ignore friend requests from people I don’t know even if we share 20 mutual friends. But I’m still unsure of what to do with all the friend requests I get from acquaintances. I’m not sure of the FB etiquette – is it rude to ignore the requests since I do actually know the person?? Once I ignored one from a kid in the youth group in Phx but then I just got another request from her a few days later so I caved and accepted. So now I have quite a few acquaintances that are my FB friends because I don’t want to be rude and ignore them. But really I just think they’re collectors – I mean if we’re not really friends in real life, I’m not sure why we’d be FB friends, ya know?? (I think this was my longest comment ever!)

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