May 18, 2010

Ain’t Technology Grand?


As a recent Denver transplant, it becomes clear every few weeks that I miss Boise much more than I thought I would.  Through sites like Twitter and Facebook, I now seem to be constantly reminded of all the fun I am missing out on back home.  Friends post pictures, video, updates about concerts, events, or even just simple Friday night hang-outs.  I have come to a conclusion…social media keeps me connected, but also makes me homesick.

    That is, until I took the power back into my own hands.  This past Friday, as my wife and I kicked back, exhausted from another long week of work and school, we received a text from our Boise friends… “We have Rock Band on Xbox.”  In that instant, technology once again made itself useful.  By 9 o’clock we were up and running.  A laptop with Skype sat next to the TV, Rock Band was blaring from the speakers, and magically, living rooms two states apart turned into one massive rock n’ roll arena.

    A Friday night tradition from back in Boise was once again alive and well, thanks to some cool technology and a few plastic guitars.  Fits of laughter over Skype were a common occurrence, and the same air guitar rivalries were quickly re-established.

So I want to know, what are some ways that technology is changing the way you communicate?  Are we better at keeping in touch, or does correspondence seem more like an afterthought than it used to?  Let us know what you think in the comments!

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