Social Media & the Interwebs

I used to be really up on the internet and all the happening sites and programming and I loved it.. I was a programmer and I ate it up. But then, I got burnt out and my life fell apart. I got a divorce, moved too many times to count and my computer died. I couldn’t afford internet and didn’t have the time or energy to keep up on stuff since I ddn’t have to because I wasn’t programming anymore.

Now, I’m in a better place, life is good and I’m not fighting the ups and downs. My life is no longer a roller coaster called The Tornado. After almost 5 years, my life has calmed down and it no longer feels like I’m in the eye of the storm `;~)

However, teh changes in technology are mind boggling!!! I feel like I’m swimming in circles and getting no where sometimes. It has been hard to get back into the flow of the internet. Twitter makes no sense to me… It took me a long time to get up to speed with FaceBook and now that has all changed again.

Twitter does seem to be interested and a good way to find out about all the crazy things that grab folks attention, but it is bewildering.

I love blogging and am enjoying it immensly. I’ve had a livejournal for years but hated how it was so insulated in it’s own world. So I’ve enjoyed coming over to blogspot, but it is harder to find things and then I have to remember that everything isn’t right there at my fingertips and I have to go check the blogs I”m following. There is no easy way to navigate the blogosphere 😦

Do you have a website? Do you think there is a need for a website with the way blogs and the social media works today? Do you have seperate blogs and twitters for personal and business?

So, tell me what are some of the greatest new web gadgets, websites, and technology that you love? What do you absolutely love on the web today?

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Twitter

I’ve decided to join Twitter. I’ve been thinking about it and reading for awhile now.
It has always fascinated me, so after reading Gordon’s post yesterday about social media (sorry, no linking from phone posts), I figured the time was right to take the plunge…
You can find me under TheShellyVerse there. So follow me and ill follow you…