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Are non-tech savvy people slowly but surely being shut out of participating in society?


If you don't have an iPhone, or cable tv, or Netflex, or a Facebook account or Instagram, you might feel shut out. Now, if you don't have the right type of resolution on your computer, you can't share hub articles. Seems that everybody is not catching up and will be left behind. Thoughts?

 

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    Good analysis of the situation, Krzysztof. I thought FaceTime was part of Facebook. So clueless.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    Yes, feeling out of the loop in conversations is more prevalent because most chatter these days is linked to social media. Even tv news uses social media in their broadcasts. So annoying. But I do participate with Twitter when issue are trending.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    Absolutely, dashingscorpio. We will soon have to adapt the best way we can. Thanks for answering.

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Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) says

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    I can relate to so much of what you said, MsLizzy. It cracks me up in the Tech forums when Matthew answers our questions, speaking in tech-tongues! (LOL) It's so funny how he thinks we understand what he's saying. Ha ha ha!


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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    I'm with you on that, Dr Billy. I got a facebook business account and a twitter account purely for business purposes. I fought it for years. But it offers a way to share and stay relevant. Thanks for answering.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    Great observation, David. You are absolutely correct. Thanks for answering.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    Interesting take on the pace of technological change, Ron. I also think that what's different today is there are more buttons to press. :-) Thanks for answering.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    Yes, I understand that. I have a smartphone but I hate when it rings! I use it more for business than social contact. I still have a land line at home which I prefer for conversation with family and friends. Text and email work for me.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    Valid perspective, Debra. Non-tech stuff is still happening and making the world go 'round. Good point about where you live as well. Small towns and pockets of places with their cultural norms and mores do seem to get on with life without iPhones.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    I like that observation, Stephen. Hail to the written word. Thanks for answering.


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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    So true, we are losing the human connection. Thanks for answering, chef-de-jour.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    I'm a boomer, too, and doing my best to keep up. There's so much I don't know but I know enough to get by. Thanks for this analysis.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    Very interesting perspectives here and you've noted it well. I could see a great fiction piece written in the vein of "Fahrenheit 451." Thank you for answering.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    Good point, Eric. There needs to be a balance between being in and being out. As long as you stay connected on your own terms, it's all good. Thank you for answering.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 2 years ago

    I feel you, BizWhiz. I'm the same; the only family member NOT on Facebook and miss all the pics. I do, however, have the business fb which doesn't have the social component.