Sometimes it feels like I can’t get away from the Internet.
Even if I want to.
No matter how hard I try, there is always a reminder. A ding, a buzz, a flash. A notification, an alert, a message. I’m never really “off” unless I’m asleep.
And my phone is plugged in right next to me. On vibrate. Just in case.
Only having a cell, it’s necessary for it to be on all the time. And so are the reminders of what’s going on. A new tweet, Facebook message, or email.
And it’s so hard to stop. To keep myself from checking. Because all it takes is a swipe or click. A glance down. Everything is right there at my fingertips. So easily accessible that I can’t make myself to stay away.
Not that I want to. Just that, it feels like maybe I should.
I need IAA. Internet Addicts Anonymous. Only I’m sure I’d need to get alerts from them. And keep in touch with the other members via text. Friend them. Find out if they use Twitter – you know – for support and all.
So tell me, are you in the same technology driven boat or have you learned to get the compulsion to check under control?