I lost my cellphone for a week, because I had to send it away to repair it, but fortunately my brother had a cellphone that I could use. Immediately I downloaded whatsapp, so I could follow everything in my friends life. If I hadn't a cellphone that quickly, I would go crazy. I would feel like I miss everything in the social world, I check twitter, facebook and whatsapp all the time. Living without seems impossible. Okay, maybe I'm overreacting, impossible is a big word, but living without a cellphone would make me feel like I'm isolated from the world.
Do we really need to have contact with everybody, to check twitter all the time? No, I think it's not necessary, and of course you can have a social life without all the social network stuff, but being able to see what's happening in everybody's life is very interesting and addictive. I want to know what's going on in the world, and my way of finding out is checking twitter and facebook.
If you know what's going on, you feel so, relieved... I'm always scared I miss something very exciting or interesting or even important. But maybe, if I would delete my twitter and facebook account, I can live without the feeling of missing things. Okay, I think it takes time, but I started with no contact to complete contact, so I can go back to the beginning.
The important question is: do I want to go back? To the time I didn't have a smartphone? The answer is simple and predictable: no. Of course I don't want to, it's not that social network has a bad influence on me, it actually helps in my life: if I have a question or something, or I want to contact my friends, this is much easier than texting or calling.
I have my smartphone for only three months, but I'm already totally settled down in the social network world. It's like I never lived without it, but I like the feeling of exactly knowing what's going on in the world. It has become a part of my life, and I'm happy with this change. I admit, sometimes I'm a little bit addicted to my cellphone, but the most of the time I can resist the urge.