I believe I truly belong in this modern age!
I remember my grade school days when computers were still limited to school’s computer room and to those who can afford to have one. I was thinking if only I could own a personal computer, it would be easier for me to study doing an online research.
Web research was a required project for us in our computer subject back then. I even dread it when I had to go to a computer shop (which was several walks from our house). I found online research more complicated before compared to now. I’m glad we have Google now!
When I reached high school, I’m glad we started having our own computer at home. Most of our school projects also encouraged us to use internet for online research and to create presentations in Microsoft Powerpoint.
And then came Friendster which was a hit during my college days. Since I’ve met several classmates in high school, it would be great to catch up with them through this most popular social network back then. I recall there were personal testimonials from close friends and classmates who visit your Friendster profile.
Soon I found my very first job in a Business Process Outsourcing company here in the Philippines. After several months of staying in that company, I received an invite from a colleague for a newcomer social network. And I was like why bother create another profile?!
It took me a while before finally joining one of the biggest social networks in the cyberspace now. That is Facebook!
I never thought I’d also dare to create a Facebook profile. That I’ll be eager to learning to use it without having to read a manual! Kidding aside, this also led me to be temporarily addicted with Facebook games which became my pastime and favorite destressor.
And now we have Twitter which is one of my most favorite! The first time I used it I felt at lost. I couldn’t understand what it is for.
But as I learned to explore using it I appreciated it even more. I got to learn using it by observing others how they use theirs. I admit I get updates of latest news mostly from this site and I also learn from other people’s Twitter updates which is great!
Being socially active online seems to be a norm. Sometimes, it can get overwhelming but still they are great avenues for us to connect, not only to people who matter to us but also follow popular people whom we admire.