Twitter, Facebook, E-mail, Texts to my BlackBerry

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Are we too connected?

I can essentially survive via Internet from my BlackBerry Storm2. Everything comes to my phone. Tweets, Facebook notifications, new e-mails (from 2 different accounts) and texts come to my phone.

I check the weather from my phone. I check the news from my phone. I check college football scores from my phone. I check movie times, dates and locations from my phone.  I rely on my phone.

It’s actually time-consuming to be checking my phone ALL the time. Since everything comes to my phone, my phone is constantly going off and, if you have a BlackBerry, you know this, my red light is constantly blinking.

Are we too connected?

Sometimes I like having all these different platforms on my phone, but sometimes it’s too much.¬† I do need e-mail on my phone since I get so many e-mails a day, but I think it’s too much sometimes.

Another example: Twitter platforms.

I tweet from web, TweetDeck, UberTwitter, Twitter for Blackberry, Tweetchat, Tweetgrid, and probably more. There’s SO many different ways to get to one place.

What do you guys think? Are we too connected? Will computers phase out and become “the new phones” or have they already?

20 thoughts on “Twitter, Facebook, E-mail, Texts to my BlackBerry

  1. Hey there. We have the same problem, the same phone, and use the same OS so:
    I think absolutely same way. After USA the country which use more BlackBerry Smartphones is Venezuela ( my beautiful country). And there is a story: I go back from Spain to Venezuela to spend my vacations with my family and friends and all of my friend were crazy with the BBmsn app so much so that didn’t stop to send message even when we had been separated for months. I really feel so setup but then I understood that by the time in spain nobody was comunicating by this way. Then I decided to write a post about it which headline is Social Media unites and divides us, keep close from people whom are far and keep separate from the closest. Ironic ehh? hehe Regards
    @beamena

  2. Hey there. We have the same problem, the same phone, and use the same OS so:I think absolutely same way. After USA the country which use more BlackBerry Smartphones is Venezuela ( my beautiful country). And there is a story: I go back from Spain to Venezuela to spend my vacations with my family and friends and all of my friend were crazy with the BBmsn app so much so that didn’t stop to send message even when we had been separated for months. I really feel so setup but then I understood that by the time in spain nobody was comunicating by this way. Then I decided to write a post about it which headline is Social Media unites and divides us, keep close from people whom are far and keep separate from the closest. Ironic ehh? hehe Regards
    @beamena

  3. That’s true. Sometimes I don’t pay attention to people when I’m hanging out with them because I’m e-mailing or tweeting someone else. It’s something I need to work on. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  4. These days, if people are not talking to one another face to face, they are talking to each other (or someone else) on their phones.

    I offer a simple solution: have a flip phone. Yes, its sounds crazy. There are limits to how connected I truly want to be. Or maybe I’m old-fashioned, who knows.

    Btw, just wanted to say, LOVE YOUR BLOG! Awesome stuff. You put lots of work in it, and you mean business. You’re definitely going places. Stay strong!

    Your neighborhood blogger,

    Sasha

    1. It’s very true. Sometimes I even text people in the same room! I used to have a flip phone, but now there is a BlackBerry flip phone, so that wouldn’t help me much haha. Thank you for reading and commenting! I’m so glad you love my blog!! (adding your comment to my comments section!)

  5. These days, if people are not talking to one another face to face, they are talking to each other (or someone else) on their phones.
    I offer a simple solution: have a flip phone. Yes, its sounds crazy. There are limits to how connected I truly want to be. Or maybe I’m old-fashioned, who knows.
    Btw, just wanted to say, LOVE YOUR BLOG! Awesome stuff. You put lots of work in it, and you mean business. You’re definitely going places. Stay strong!
    Your neighborhood blogger,
    Sasha

    1. It’s very true. Sometimes I even text people in the same room! I used to have a flip phone, but now there is a BlackBerry flip phone, so that wouldn’t help me much haha. Thank you for reading and commenting! I’m so glad you love my blog!! (adding your comment to my comments section!)

  6. Hi Lauren, interesting story! I know sometimes I don’t think I’m connected enough, and strive to be more connected at an affordable price. Haven’t yet invested in a smartphone though, I just use an iPod touch with wi-fi when available, but that gives me twitter and email while at work. Take care!

    1. I haven’t actually thought about your POV. Some of us are SO connected and we have all this stuff, that others might feel like they are not as connected. I love my BlackBerry bc I do get e-mails to it but sometimes I wish I could just turn it off for a few days because it’s ALWAYS going off! Thanks for reading and thanks for your comment!

  7. Hi Lauren, interesting story! I know sometimes I don’t think I’m connected enough, and strive to be more connected at an affordable price. Haven’t yet invested in a smartphone though, I just use an iPod touch with wi-fi when available, but that gives me twitter and email while at work. Take care!

    1. I haven’t actually thought about your POV. Some of us are SO connected and we have all this stuff, that others might feel like they are not as connected. I love my BlackBerry bc I do get e-mails to it but sometimes I wish I could just turn it off for a few days because it’s ALWAYS going off! Thanks for reading and thanks for your comment!

  8. Good points, Lauren.
    I think we are only as connected as we want to be. I have my BlackBerry with mail, internet, Twitter, Facebook, etc. But, if I don’t want to be bothered with it, I simply put it down and step away.
    I always recommend just disconnecting a few times a week. It can get overwhelming. But, many of us have chosen to be connected to friends, family, colleagues. We all need a break sometimes though.

    1. Thank you for commenting :] I know I need to disconnect a few times a week, I mostly do this at night but then the phone calls start coming in if I’m not responding to texts. We all do need a break!

  9. Good points, Lauren.I think we are only as connected as we want to be. I have my BlackBerry with mail, internet, Twitter, Facebook, etc. But, if I don’t want to be bothered with it, I simply put it down and step away.
    I always recommend just disconnecting a few times a week. It can get overwhelming. But, many of us have chosen to be connected to friends, family, colleagues. We all need a break sometimes though.

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