In my case, I think it was good to take a bit of a break from the Web. Not a real break — I have to go in and check my messages, like everybody else — but I haven’t just hung around like I used to. It got to a point where I almost found it … ‘boring’. This is coming from a true ‘web person’ who used to be excited about everything that was new on the Internet. On top of that; I’m never bored — I dislike that word, and I can watch paint dry.
The thing is perhaps that there’s less, new stuff on the Web nowadays. Maybe it has «stabilized»?! I remember the days of FriendFeed, where new and shiny things popped up almost every day, for us to try. Now we have Facebook. 99,9% of the people I know have a Facebook account and Gmail.
I remember when we were waiting for Gmail to be released … or Google’s new browser Chrome. Those were exciting times (for me … I’m in full understanding that not all people are like me, thankfully).
Facebook is convenient, I guess. Those times when there were three, four different messaging systems (ICQ, MSN, Yahoo … ) were annoying. Everyone I knew seemed to use a different one, so I ended up using all of them because I was trying to please them all, as usual.
For now, I have a more balanced approach. Some people might have accused me of being addicted to the Internet before, but these days … aren’t we all?! It’s become such an essential part of our daily lives so it’s getting increasingly difficult to be without it. It’s like ‘being addicted to food’. You can’t be without it. Everything in moderation.
The header image has nothing to do with this post. I’ve applied a new theme to Tassitus (which turned two years old yesterday!). Wanted to see whether the ‘featured image’ would appear as a header image and it did. I like that 🙂