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Thursday, July 14, 2011

communication tech

Oh no.

You're all signing up for Google+ aren't you? I've heard it in the news. I've seen it on Facebook. Once again, Google does an "invitation-only" rollout, and we all *must* have it. It's creating quite a buzz. Which, I'd like to point out, Google Buzz did not do.

Here's the thing. If you all become Google+ peeps, I have to as well. Because you will stop communicating via Facebook or text. Even now, many of you ignore my emails and phone calls all together, glancing askance at me when I mention it, as if I just suggested communicating through carrier pigeons.

So these days, if for example, the Worship Team needs to know that we're going to have a guest chimp on bongos on Sunday morning, I send a group email ... and an identical group Facebook message ... and then I text several people to say, "check your email" ... and one or two I have to personally collar with full eye contact in order to be assured the message has been received.

And then I am mocked for sending too many messages. "Sheesh Patti, we know about the chimp already."

And now you're all throwing Google+ into the mix.

Well that's just dandy.

PS I joined Gmail before anyone else I know, and I would like to inquire as to why I have not received an invitation to Google+. I can only assume it was lost in the mail during the recent Canada Post strike/lockout.
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In other news, I just got notification that my Bell e-bill is ready, with a balance of ... are you ready for this ... $-16.32. That's right. A negative balance.

I definitely did NOT see that coming.

7 comments:

Derbecker said...

Carrier pigeons. The next big thing.

Patti said...

And in response to this post - Dwayne sent me a Google+ invitation. Now I'm all conflicted.

Anonymous said...

Patti, I'm NOT joining yet another social site. I have twitter, but nevr use it... the only way I'll change is if FB either start charging, or FB is too much of a pain. Haven't reached that yet. If we split up our social networking... it doesn't really 'network', right??

Heather F

ChubbyNINJA said...

I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET A GOOGLE+ ACCOUNT SINCE I HEARD ABOUT IT! I HAVE HAD THREE PEOPLE (2 i just met on the internet) SEND ME AN INVITE FOR ME TO GET AN ACCOUNT. still nothing :'(

Patti said...

You haven't gotten an invitation, chubby ninja?

Dwayne said...

I like Twitter the best b

chRistine said...

haha.. i was invited to google+ but haven't tried it yet. i rather like twitter, and enjoy the creeping photos aspect of facebook - and like someone else pointed out - once we split the networking sites, it's no longer convenient. twitter has an app where your statuses can directly link to facebook, saving time and effort.