Sunday, March 29, 2009

Less Time in My Inbox

On the three-hour drive from San Francisco to Mendocino County last week, the conversation turned to Facebook and email. We seemed to feel the same: we are suspicious of Facebook and feel email has taken over our lives.

Ariana said email doesn't have to play such an integral part in our lives. There is, after all, this thing called the telephone. I've decided to try picking it up more. 

I've also decided to restrict my email habit to twice a day. Once a day might be even better, but I don't want to do anything drastic and then, losing all self-control, spiral down to a place where I'm constantly refreshing my inbox, trying to get an unread-email fix. Twice a day it is. So if you don't hear back from me right away, fear not. Either give me a few hours to respond, or check your phone. I might be trying to call.

5 comments:

Kathryn Law said...

I agree about limiting email retrieval and response, but OMG not the phone. I hate the phone. Hate. It. I keep mine turned off whenever possible and don't even have a land line. Phones are so disruptive and intrusive compared to email, which can be dealt with when convenient--provided of course that one has the willpower to only check mail a couple times a day! I'm going to work on that. :)

Manasse said...

I agree. Email good...phone bad unless it is urgent.

=)

Mom said...

Facebook=Higher Education Huh?

British University Offers Master's Degree in Facebook
Monday, March 30, 2009
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A British university is offering a master's degree in Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, but it will cost students more than $6,200.
For $6,275 Birmingham City University in the U.K. will teach students how to blog, set up podcasts and make the most of the social media websites for marketing.
"It's not for freaks or IT geeks. The tools learned on this course will be accessible to many people," convenor Jon Hickman told The Daily Mail.
"It will definitely appeal to students looking to go into professions including journalism and PR."
But sudent Jamie Waterman, said it would be a waste of the university's resources.
"It's of no interest to me whatsoever. Virtually all of the content of this course is so basic it can be self-taught," he said.

Michelle Panik said...

I know who not to call when I want to catch up with people.

:)

Facebook's just another word for nothing left to do.

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