I’m not one for what you might call technological innovation. I resisted getting a cell phone until I moved to Denver in 2003 and discovered that a basic cell phone plan (including free long distance) was the same price as a land line. I’ve never done much with any cell phone other than make phone calls; I send and receive so few texts that we don’t even have texting on our phone plan and pay for them piecemeal.I know my current phone has a camera, and I’ve used it twice (once to take a background photo of Loki and once to snap something in a store) and have no idea how to get the photo off my phone and onto someplace more useful. I didn’t get a digital camera until Dan gave me one for Christmas in 2004 (?) For someone on the cusp of Gen X and Gen Y, I’m startlingly old-school when it comes to gadgets and gizmos and The Latest Thing. We’d probably still have the same old non-HD, non-flatscreen TV had we not gotten a fancy TV as a wedding gift.
As with technological devices, so too am I often behind the curve when it comes to web-related stuff. I never programmed my own website or learned HTML. I have Friendster, Tribe, and MySpace accounts primarily because for some time or another they were the only way to communicate with certain of my friends. I joined Facebook, finally, about a month after we got married, since it seemed everyone I knew had migrated there from previous social networking sites. And for the past couple of years I’ve been reading people’s individual twitter feeds from their blogs or on twitter directly.
It occurred to me, the other day, that there was a lot I was missing out on by not having everything in one place. And so, internet, you can now find me and my inane drivel at Twitter, username pantalonesfuego. I have finally submitted to the dark side of the force internets.