Well as I stated yesterday I gave in on the cell Internet. I even told my wife that it just makes us more efficient to keep up on your emails when you are on the move all day as we are at work. There are days I don’t even see my desk for more then a few minutes in the mornings. I have curved my desires to pull my phone out every time I feel it vibrate or hear it ding. I can now talk with others face to face without worrying about a missed message.
On the social side I no longer feel the need to open up facebook or Google plus every time I sit down at a computer. I can now completely focus on my work and not become distracted with someones dog, kids or shopping news! I don’t worry about approving people within minutes so they can join my group.
SO we this test a success? YES I think only after a week I retrained my mind and reflexes to be mine again. I really wish others would try this also and maybe we could once again talk with one another face to face with NO DISTRACTIONS?
Well day three has been a little easier then the other two. I have not felt any withdraw or any other draw backs from not using social media. It does feel like I have more time at the computer because I am not reading Face Book, Google Plus or Twitter.
Now the down side I realized today is that Twitter is where I get most of my current news let me explain, My wife normally watches that local news every morning as well as I use to but along came Twitter. Now she will be watching the news and ask me if I have seen some story and my response is normally I read that on Twitter. I enjoy reading the news on Twitter because I avoid all the commercials which means my time is better spent.
Okay now for my confession! When I came home from work we found that there was a Internet outage. I called the ISP and they reported that there is a wire down and it is being corrected. So I decided I would mow the lawn. After cutting the grass I returned to the computer to find still no Internet. And I did it I broke my own rule for this week “No Cell Internet”. I pulled out my IPhone and checked my email using the 3G connection. So is Internet on a cell phone a absolute must? I can’t say that yet but did it pull me out in the time of need? Yes nice backup. I had one of my online students email me with some questions and without missing a beat I was able to help the student and get them back on track.
Well let’s move into day 4 more reporting coming tomorrow.