This question came to me after another hubber answered another question about being on-line each and every day and how hard it is to not get on-line, even for one day. Do you find it very difficult to not be on-line for even one day, other than being away on vacation? Thanks for answering.
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Hi Shan, thanks for answering. So true, everything is right at one's fingertips no doubt! I still have a "dumb phone" too : ). I do use the Internet a lot for getting directions too. Yes, with on-line banking, YouTube and writing, very hard w/o!
Hi Jackie, thanks for answering. Yes, I do feel the need to check in here, especially at HP, with responding to comments, etc. It is part of being in the community at HP to do so, and it would be hard to not do so and keep up with everything.
Hi Abby, yes, LOL, I understand. it is addictive and that is from where I got this question in my mind. That's a good idea about the weekends, truly getting away, especially into new adventures! : ) Thanks for answering.
Hi cat on a soapbox, thanks for the great answer here! LOL, too funny : ) Yes, I do not watch much TV either, that is a good discipline there you have indeed! Those are great "distractions" . . . books and word games.
There are those days that I DO stay on for hours, but I have a daily minimum of 1 hour. It's a great question! :)
That is a good to set a daily amount of time. Very wise. Some days, one cannot help but to stay on for whatever reasons no doubt.
Hello epbooks, yes, it would be difficult especially being a lot of your work is done online, coupled with having a smart phone. I understand completely! Thanks for answering.
Hi Cantuhearmescream, ha ha, oh, how I can relate to your answer here!!! Yes, it is a battle no doubt. HP certainly can be addicting no doubt! Hp does operate at such a fast pace it seems at times, and we can get lost in a sea of emails from HP!
The email account I use primarily for HP had about 20 emails when I started here... it's now up to 1361... I can't ever get it to get below 1000! I shudder to think of the people I've left hanging :D
I know, I have over 7,000 emails, approaching 8,000, but I just do not get around to deleting once I comment, but then I like to read what others say too. It is good they send out that notification email, so that we can make sure we have responded!
I sent all my HP notifications to a filtered folder, just skips right past the inbox. haha so I can read new hubs as I can, but so that I don't really miss people I enjoy, even if I'm late to the party, so to speak.
Now I am a little concerned, as I'm finding HP has been in a habit of not notifying me of every single new hub lately. If I'm lucky I just happen to stumble across them. I probably have people saying "Why, that selfish little Cantuhearmescream!" lol
Check your spam every now and then, as a couple of times as most of my HP mail was going into my Spam folder, and of course it is not Spam! I was horrified when I found hundreds of HP mail there!!! Had to reset my email settings.
Ooops! lol... gee, I'm almost afraid to look now :D
Thanks for the tip, lovely lady!
You're welcome, Cat, and that may not be the issue, but thought I would just mention that as it happened to me a couple of times.
Hi deergha, thanks for answering. Yes, I can do it when my grands are up for the weekend and not get on it at all for a couple of days then. They are my priority. But then, as you say, must see what's going on!
Hi livinggood, sounds like you are truly living good. I still have a "dumb phone" too. Thanks for answering.
If I may interject, I finally got a smart phone, but I'm afraid I'm too dumb to use it for such things! lol... the screens are small, navigating is hard and typing long responses is near impossible! lol
Sure, Cat! LOL, I did get a smart phone at one point, but I, too, was too dumb to figure it out, but then my daughter told me I had gotten a terrible brand, so I told them to send me my dumb phone back. : )
Want to hear something funny... or sad? My 'smart' phone has a touch screen and I only have girly fingers, but when I try texting... it assumes the 'wrong words' for me. I was over emotional today... and trying to text someone, I started crying! lol
Oh me, Cat, it has for sure been a Monday all around for me! LOL : (
Hello I scribble, thanks for answering. I love your hub name, very unique! Yes, saving money is very wise no doubt, especially for that new laptop. Good for you on the texting too.
Hi zanaworld, thanks so much for answering. Yes, you would be hard pressed to stay away from the Internet with that being the case no doubt! Yes, when I travel to visit family, that is the perfect time to stay off the Internet. Great answer.
Hi The Examiner-1, that certainly would make it very easy no doubt! Thanks for answering.
Come to think of it, the only time would be if the Internet was down. For the bad weather I would be watching the TV and checking my phone. Even though it is not a smart phone, I still use it to check the weather.
Thanks for the further clarification here! Have a lovely evening.
Thank you, you too!
Hi PoeticPhilosophy, thanks for the great answer and insight. So true, no doubt, as one learns to appreciate being in human contact with others and enjoying the outdoors, while we are still here! Good answer.
Hi Nicole Danielle, thanks for answering. That's great to not be on soooo much! Yes, I don't have cellphone internet, and that counts as being on the Internet. Plus for me, no laptop either, just the dinosaur.