Since I am the only “non-technical” person in the office, I don’t have much experience with a wide variety of technologies. I use the basics: my laptop at home, desktop at the office, TV, cell phone, etc. I am admittedly one of those people that would be completely lost without her cell phone. It is never more than an arm’s length away from me at all times. I always have a charger on me because I drain my battery so quickly! Despite all that, my cell phone is not the technology I am most thankful for.
I’m not quite sure if you could count Facebook as technology, but me being a “non-technical” person, I am going to do just that. I am so very thankful for Facebook. The status updates, the funny e-Cards, silly pictures, I love it all. I wake up in the morning and it’s the first thing I check before getting out of bed.
The biggest reason I love Facebook (more than I probably should) is so I can keep in touch with people. I went to school and lived in New York City for seven years. I worked for my college’s athletic department and was in a sorority. A majority of my friends still live in the city and a few are scattered across the country. I’m able to keep up to date on how the latest pledge class is doing and read minutes from sorority meetings. I get to see pictures from a buddy working at a college in California. I was able to talk to one of my oldest friends while he was serving in Afghanistan. And most importantly, I get to stay in touch with my absolute best friend Tina who has been living in Bogota, Columbia for the past two years.
If it wasn’t for the joys of Facebook, I would not be able to keep in touch with my social network as well as I can now. True, I could pick up a phone or write a letter, which both have their charm and appeal. But it’s great being able to still be so closely connected to friends that are a few states or entire continents away. So this Thanksgiving, I will be giving thanks to Mark Zuckerberg for giving me the best time waster/best way to keep in contact with friends there is.
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