Well here it is week 33 (of 52) joining with Bernadette of Haddon Musings, of thing to be thankful for large and small in our world, to offset the negative ones, hoping that “we can move to higher and better place” (quote unquote).
These last few (or many really) years, media has become so advanced. I’m thankful for the good aspects of it
Think of all the ways we can connect to one another. There’s blogging of course that first comes to mind with my computer; and Facebook being the second, on a limited basis for me. Of course emailing and then, the cell phones which can be used for the obvious phoning, but also texting and connecting to the internet.
We have the ability, if we so choose, which I haven’t; and that’s + tweeting, Instagram, and Skyping, and so many more. I choose not to do them though,, because for me it’s much too much. I have the IPhone really to communicate more easily with my children and grandchildren, and to have a camera always on hand if I have an opportunity to take a picture at any time, . Occasionally my 8 year old great-granddaughter uses Facetime to call me, but sometimes I’ve even disconnected with her by mistake, in using it.
All the ways we have can of course be abused in using, most commonly I’m referring to bullying, scams, stalking, spreading rumors, and then just the addiction factor. Some are walking around constantly using these electronic devices oblivious to the people around them.
I am thankful though for some of the choices that I have, and though I don’t use many of the available fancy ‘apps’ that are available, it’s very convenient if I’m waiting for that particular and important call, to be able to be reached with the mobile phone.
So even if these new ways of communicating are sometimes an intrusive, unwelcome or unwanted way for some, it can be helpful and embraced by others, sometimes though to an extreme degree. .