The first two questions face anyone who cares to distinguish the real from the unreal and the true from the false. The third question faces anyone who makes any decisions at all, and even not deciding is itself a decision.
I have many reasons which I will attempt to relay below, but I wanted to start with a disclaimer.
Tumblr Pinterest Never really gave it a true shot. LinkedIn I was always on here and never knew why, but now I do. The only reason I lasted this long was my job. As most of you know, I work for Blurb and our company has a large social following, one that reaches the edges of the Earth.
I first noticed this craziness in the early days of Facebook during my time as a portrait photographer. I was photographing kids mostly, and like I do now, I was using a Hasselblad camera with exactly twelve images per roll. They would do this over and over and over and would continue to do it until I finally decided to engage them once again.
Imagine doing this ten times in less than three minutes. Fast forward to today and well, we know what kind of spell these sites have on kids, adults, etc.
We were fortunate and actually landed eight minutes early. During our delay she turned on her phone, punched in the code and checked her Facebook page twenty-four times in eight minutes. I can also tell you that each weekday, during my morning visits to the gym, I routinely sit in a sauna.
I do this because I love it, but I also do it because it is helping me rid myself of Lyme Disease. Yes, I said in the sauna. There is never any talking, unless someone is dumb enough to actually make a phone call, which does happen from time to time, but that person is normally turned on like a pack of wolves feeding on Bambi.
My departure from social media began roughly a year ago while working on my ongoing opus in Pie Town, New Mexico.
At the time I was using Instagram in addition to my normal black and white negatives. Instagram was acting as a filter, blocking my actual, real interaction with the people and things around me.
I deleted my Instagram account on the spot. To further belabor my point I will tell you another story. Recently, on yet another flight I was positioned next to a young guy who had the classic SoCal surfer look.
I was in the aisle seat, he against the window with the middle seat being empty. As the plane readied for departure I noticed he was flicking through screen after screen of Instagram content.
Each time the flight attendant would walk by he would hide his phone and look out the window. After the plane left the ground he kept scrolling until he lost cell signal.
I thought this was the end of it, but apparently not. As we neared the ground his beloved signal returned and his face lit up once again. Again I thought this was the end but after deplaning and entering the airport I found myself facing the decision of jumping on the moving staircase or manning up and walking on the fixed airport floor.
I noticed the moving stairs were bottlenecked for some reason, so I moved to the outside choosing to walk on my own. The reason the escalator was bottlenecked….
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