The Least Exciting Post This Year

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if there was a tumbleweed blowing across here it would resemble my Skype social life

So I became modern yesterday and got myself Skype, soon added all my Facebook contacts and then sat there feeling sad as no one was online, it was pretty dire to be honest, I get the feeling I may possibly be the last person in the world (probably even after the monkeys) to have discovered this chat thing and everyone else has already left.  Maybe I should log back onto my MySpace (remember that), as well and complete the desolate fun.  So does anyone use this?  Or have I found myself in yet another derelict site that no one wants to build on? 

On a side note this is why I stick to books usually and rarely venture into ‘technology’.  When I’m around I make everything seem like a boring version of the film Tron which incidentally I loved it makes me wonder why I sully the already slighty murky name of telecommunications.  I’m not really sure what I’m blathering about today, normal service shall be resumed shortly I expect.

40 Replies to “The Least Exciting Post This Year”

  1. I’m sorry you’re lonely. That picture looks like a fabulous place to me tho! A great place to run after tennis balls! We use Skype a lot here at our house. To visit with friends and family far away. And since we have a webcam I get to be in on calls too! We like Skype. But we don’t sit around and wait for it to happen.

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    1. I tihnk I misunderstood it to be a magical place where people just came on on the off chance and chatted, I will feel quite important with all the appointment makings though. You’re right the photo looks better today, more peaceful than melancholy.

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  2. Heartfelt sympathy from a non-connected, non-Facebook, no cell phone even, lone wolf iconoclast. Nothing wrong with that empty lot. Some company would be nice, true. But you don’t need social media.

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    1. Perhaps a deckchair, a book and some beers would be just perfect. which is just what I shall do this evening, except sans deckchair and inside away from the snow you guys sent us over.

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      1. Hey, don’t blame me for the snow. I’m in Califiornia. And a little company would be nice, Steven. A hand to hold,. etc.

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  3. Oh Ste J…LOL I haven’t joined Skype either if that helps…wellll technically I have but not as a social media thingy…more like to talk to family back east and stuff like that. If it makes you feel better…I didn’t even ever have a MySpace page! lol 😉

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  4. This is NOT the least exciting post of this year. I chuckled here & there throughout – especially when you mentioned YourSpace – LOL.
    I don’t have Skype. My kids use Facetime (same thing basically). But – the only time I’ve used it is when they initiate a call to someone else & pass it along to me.

    PS – Ohh-Ohh-Ahh-Ahh

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    1. it’s all a bit modern for me, glad to see that I am not the only person falling by the wayside. If everyone keeps talking where will the writing go? This thought (over thought and illogical thought) scares me.

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  5. At least you aren’t one of those embarrassingly early-adopters…I remember one or two diehards desperately trying to convince everyone to ditch facebook and go over to google+….then they had to pretend they were having much more fun over there without anyone else

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    1. ha, it’s the cross the pioneers of our age have to bear as the rest of us stubbornly refuse because ‘we don’t like change’. I’ll stick with the rest of the sheep on these matters.

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  6. Welcome to skype! Im sure your chat life would be as active as mine ( which mainly is calls from my dad telling me to move to africa) . Ah myspace, whatever became of that kid? Tron a great film, but did put me off video games for a while – evil plots are unfavorable 🙂

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    1. I’m not sure what happened with MySpace, one minute it was good then no one was on it any more, except bands for a bit. So far it has been active, Boomie kindly IM’d me so I didn’t feel like the only person left on the stock market just before the biggest ever crash of crashes. Africa is a ways away, it’s need internet access before I’d let you consider it.

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  7. Skype is amazing but mainly when it’s a planned time to meet. I’m never on Skype normally, and I think that’s the same for most people. I usually talk to people on Skype when we schedule it in advance, or if someone is out of the country for months. For instance, my sister was in Israel for 5 months, so I was on Skype a lot because I knew she’d be on if she was available.

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  8. I love the photo you included in this post; it really made me laugh! I use Skype and Facetime to connect with family and friends abroad, but like the others who have commented here, on an appointment based time to make things easier. But I think we all have some social media we feel isolated from at times, even if it’s intentional! I’m not on Facebook or twitter and sometimes feel like the last person on earth who isn’t.

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    1. Well Facebook I find lowers my IQ every time I log in and see some of the inane things that people put. You are better off without I think. The quality of talk on WordPress is a lot better.

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  9. I don’t how you’ll judge me, but I find your situation funny. Sorry. I have Skype, but I rarely use it. I was once active in Skype when I had an LDR with my ex. But after that, there’s really nothing to use it for. There’s phone video call already, as well as some smartphone apps with free voice and video calls.

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      1. Hmm. Then I do hope you’ll use it again. Especially since you ninja-added me and I messaged you.

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          1. I will be waiting for your message then. I imagine you wearing ninja attire as you do so. *laughs*

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            1. I ninja’d up today just for you, I got some odd looks in the streets so I kept to the shadows after that, that is when it occurred to me, ninja’s hide in the shadows because they have low self esteem.

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  10. Not a great fan of being instantly accessible via image projection, but it is true skype is excellent for contact with people abroad, I sometimes have skype meetings with my 2 colleagues who are based in London, easier than the telephone and also family in NZ, but we usually arrange the call. So it’s really an alternative to the telephone, and no, not something we sit in front of and wait for it to ring! 🙂

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    1. Face to face is always the best, I assure you to a technophobe like me it was really easy to get to grips with, I have more issues with WordPress and that’s not hard to operate so you will do fine, I assure you.

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  11. You seem much more technologically advanced than me. When I lived in Madrid skype allowed me to talk with my family every day.

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  12. Well you should be somewhat gratified that there are more than a few who feel exactly like you when it comes to certain modes of technological communication SteJ. I being another one, although I do, of necessity, utilize same, as needs be.

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    1. Unlike most blokes I don’t enjoy tinkering with technology but when I attempt too, it ends in abjact failure anyway. That and I have to sort Skype out as half the files in the computer got mangled by some sort of virus.

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