Nowadays I’m a bit more guarded with my free time, and my media diet is totally inconsistent. Some days I don’t get even get on the computer. Most days I check Facebook, Flickr, and a handful of blogs I love, and that’s about it. I’m certain I’m missing out on some really great internet perusing, but I am not willing to offer hours of my day to the web. Which is why I don’t have a Smartphone. If I did, I’m sure I’d be too connected and unable to unplug. And for me right now, time spent unplugged is amazing.
There’s a lot of food for thought in this reporter’s account of giving up Facebook and Twitter. And also here, where another writer comes to terms with her Twitter addiction. I can’t say that I’m addicted to any of it, but I also can’t say that I have a healthy relationship with media, particularly of the interweb variety. Thankfully, it’s all quite forgiving, and there are times when I can sequester the computer in the other room while I enjoy a day void of screen time.
The internet doesn’t seem to miss me much when I’m not there. But like an old friend, we always pick up where we left off.