A Special Connection

Confession: I am a nerd. I love to learn, I love gadgets, and love to see really really “cool” things happening around me. I of course consider technology a REALLY, really cool thing. It moves super fast, there is SO much to learn, and my favorite thing about it: it helps us to connect people to each other.

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I use my smartphone to connect via text, email, video chat, and photos all day long!

True story: Some of my very best friends in the world I met online. Oh yes. Back in 2006 I was on a message board planning my honeymoon, and I ended up meeting some awesome people. Some of them I ended up staying in touch with, meeting with several times in real life, and now our families go on vacation together. How awesome it that? All because of the awesomeness of technology.

Unfortunately I don’t get to see my friends as often as I would like, but thanks to technology and amazing tools like smart phones, laptops, and video cameras, I am able to do more and we can talk to and “see” each other all the time. I live a good 15-20 minutes from “town” and am in a more isolated neighborhood. It has been hard for me to make as many local friends as I would like because of this, but I have no shortage of friends all over the world due to being connected via technology. Whenever I want to “chat” with someone I can hop on Twitter and see what’s going on around the world with my online buds, get on facetime or skype with a family member, or simply shoot an email to catch up with an old childhood friend. The opportunities are ENDLESS!

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Constantly here. On the laptop.

Technology also helps connect me to my readers. I use my webcam on my laptop a lot so that I can post vlogs. It’s so funny when people say that after hearing my voice, they feel more connected to me and like I am a real person or a friend. It’s also nice to have an on the go video camera/camera so that I can capture things and upload them later for my friends, family, or blog community to see. I can’t wait to see what else is in store in the years to come, and I hope I can keep up, I love having these special connections.

QOTD: How has technology improved your life/made you feel connected to other people?

Comments

  1. It keeps me connected to family at alllll times, no matter where we be!

    I’ve also been able to connect with so many people through technology (like you!)! It’s amazing!…

  2. Isn’t technology amazing? I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t chat with my family so often. Being able to text my brother has made us much closer, especially since he’s not much of a talker. Technology is a beautiful thing.

  3. I love how technology has helped me connect with all of you in the running community. It makes me feel like I have a whole new group of resources right at my fingertips!

  4. Technology is awesome! I actually met my now-wife on a chat forum almost ten years ago!

  5. I’m not really techy but I love using smartphones. It is my best gadget when it comes to convenience. I love taking photos with it and I could easily contact my friends. :-D

  6. Funny you mention the voice thing because I totally was not ready to hear you talk. LOL Even I knew where you are from and everything, when I saw you talking in a video I was like: “She has a southern accent??!”

  7. Technology introduced me to other people who loves the sport I love – RUNNING! It’s sooo much fun to share and read their posts. It’s inspiring! :)

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