In 2009, I started using the Internet mostly to enter contests and to do book reviews.
Almost all of my contacts are maintained in a SpongeBob Address Book or my Planner. I think I may have 3 people in my phone contacts. Very few people will write down a phone number on a piece of paper these days.
I have 6 email accounts, but my main one has a little over 66,000 emails disbursed throughout Primary, Social, Forums, and Updates. I know that's a lot, but it used to be so much worse. In addition, I maintain this blog, and can be found on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
With a Pad, two phones and a laptop, I'm literally on-line in some form or fashion, at least 13 hours a day. Some people are on even more than I am.
Many days I just want to pick up the phone to call all my wonderful blogger friends to shoot the breeze, and to find out what's going on in their lives. But bloggers blog, right? We don't actually chat with anyone, right?
There are plenty of times that we feel the need to unplug, but messages and e-mails will go unanswered, and work will pile up, making us cringe inside.
What will happen to our followers/friends? Will we miss a special event from an author? Will we lose all the fun and excitement we've grown addicted to?! What in the world will life be like in 2028, which is just 10 years from now? Will we all still be connected? Will we be talking more and typing less, or vice versa?
Do you remember Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch from back in the 80's and 90's? His older brother Donnie is a member of New Kids on the Block.
Then he went on to become the face and "abs" of Calvin Klein underwear. According to Forbes, the now well respected and happily married Mark Wahlberg is Hollywood's highest paid actor for 2017, raking in a total of $68 million dollars for his efforts.
Most Dangerous City in the World
According to MSN World News, the most dangerous city in the world for 2 years in a row is a place most of us have never even heard of, even though it's the capital. With over 4 million people, Caracas Venezuela, has a homicide rate of 130 per 100,000 people, and is considered the homicide capital of the world! Murders happen there consistently, any time of the day or night.
Can you imagine using a browser called Backrub? That's what founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin originally wanted to call their invention from a garage in California.
We now know they decided to go with Google, which was incorporated in 1998, and is worth about $500 billion dollars.
With over 800 million novels sold, Danielle Steele is still doing her thing. She puts a spin on a classic with her latest novel Fairytale, due for release on October 10, 2017. This time there's a wicked stepmother and two wicked stepsons to update the story.
Don't forget that today is an important day for us to celebrate! Yay!!!!!