Saturday, July 24, 2010

Technology Prison

When I wake up in the morning, I check Facebook. Then I check both my e-mails. I check Google Buzz, AIM's lifestream, and my phone for missed texts and calls. I check Facebook again. Then my blog for comments, hoping for that really good feeling I get when someone acknowledges me. I check other people's blogs for updates or responses to my comments. On Sunday, I check Post Secret. If I have any time left over, I start browsing, my new obsession.


Ridiculous. Totally ridiculous. And you know what? All this stuff makes me sad. I hate talking to people on AIM. It wastes so much time. I hate checking Facebook and reading status updates from people I don't like talking about things I don't care about. My e-mails almost all junk. The blogs I check are rarely updated. I only follow six people on Google Buzz and they are my sister and her friends.

I don't know why I don't just get up and find something worthwhile to do. I'm actually getting more annoyed as I write this, annoyed with the clicking sound of the keys on the keyboard and the fact that it's 12:40 and I have to get up tomorrow. But I can't sleep. I'm too annoyed with people and their status updates that don't matter, their stupid profile picture changes, and constant IMs from people asking me why I wasn't online all day, where I've been, and what I was doing.

Stupid technology prison. Worst part is that it's psychological.

Can you be addicted to something you hate?



  1. I totally agree with all this
    I check stuff every morning and every time I wonder why I do if I just see things that make me go "and why do I care?" xp

  2. I honestly thought you liked all of this stuff. That's why I've been secretly jealous of you until now.:-( My technology prison is the opposite of yours. I feel isolated instead of overwhelmed. I now know that neither extreme is good.
    By the way, I promise to update my blog more often :-)

  3. Neither extreme is good. I like my blog, I like Facebook because it's fun to talk to people you haven't seen in a while and it's cool to keep up with old friends and stuff, I like AIM because it helps me keep up with people over the summer and it's easy to contact them, but the top 100 best days of my life were never days I spent on Facebook.
    The best days are the days when I don't touch the computer at all.