Things you should have learned about technology if you are part of Generation X
- Every joke email you want to forward has already circled the internet 3.6 billion times.
- If you must forward it, please take the time to cut out all the previous forward message headers and blind copy everyone you send it to so others cannot replay to all with their personal agenda.
- Don't open an attachment or an email if you don't recognize or trust the sender.
- Speaking of attachments, most things can be cut and pasted into the body of an email so you don't have to send the attachment.
- After two weeks on Facebook, you should have figured out that most of the applications don't have any real benefit, so please stop poking, sending me pieces of the town we once hooked up in or Mafia Wars.
- Learn the difference between posting to someone's wall, commenting on their status and sending what should be a private message -- trust me, you'll be greatful.
- Evites. RSVP is french for Let me know what the F--- you are doing. If you have the time to open the Evite, you have three more seconds to click Yes | no | maybe. Witty reply optional. Oversharing = bad.
- Learn to work Mapquest, Google Maps or some other driving directions program.
- Learn to check your spam folders -- sometimes important messages get buried between all the Nigerian Bank scams.
- Text messaging. If you have to volley more than twice to figure out plans, use that phone-call-making feature of your phone.
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