I experience a Pavlovian response every time I hear a ding, beep, trill or fanfare notification alert. Each of my far away babies have their own personal text noise in my phone and I jump like I’m on fire every time one of them texts me. I get particularly excited when I hear from my oldest, who is not as communicative as her sister (insert Mom guilt here, if she is reading.)The only real boundary I have set is plugging in my phone DOWNSTAIRS at night…far away from my itchy, always checking hands.
Being able to access the internet from my phone is both the best and worst feature of technology in this modern age. I love the convenience of comparing Amazon’s price while standing in a store, confirming the exact age of James Spader, or finding directions to the closest Chipotle. By contrast, the 24 hour a day accessibility of the ENTIRE UNIVERSE OF KNOWLEDGE is exhausting for someone like me who is constantly curious and always fearful of missing out. I can NOT put the stupid thing down…especially now that I have upgraded to Iphone 6 Plus and can actually SEE it with my old eyes!
At the invitation of my writing friend Kelly in this week’s Friday Five link-up entitled 5 Open Tabs, I decided to explore which websites I visit most frequently on my phone and on my computer. Here are my top 5: Continue reading