Have No Idea What’s Going On In Social Anymore
Yeah so you may have read a teenager’s thoughts on useful social tech stuff in the post-Facebook era. And it probably goes without saying I now feel totally old and out of it. Not that it really matters anymore, though.
True about Facebook making people feel poorly while using the service. Been using Facebook more lately just to keep in touch with the vast majority on there, but it’s not because it’s fun. It’s become what email used to be.
Tumblr, Snapchat, Instagram, never heard of them, don’t use them, and at this rate never will. What’s most depressing as an older person is that these services move away from words and to just pictures (Pinterest comes to mind). Even a tweet seems too long… ADD, short attention spans, etc. The next generation doesn’t seem interested in even stringing 140 odd characters together to tweet. So never mind email or blogs – as evidenced by “I don’t read links. I don’t read blogs.”
So the kids are using completely different services from us middle-aged folks, who seem to be caught in the Facebook / blog / Twitter circle, but I now feel closer to the aged relatives who only use email and are just getting their heads around Skype / Face Time.
Think I’ll go delete some feeds from Google Reader to make myself feel a little younger…