Are You Worse Off With The Internet?

I tried something new today.

For a couple of days I've been thinking about that theme. On the large, of course we're better off with the Internet, but it's not the right tool for the job for everything. Sometimes, you really do need to put down the damn phone, look people in the eye, and talk to them.

I'm often finding myself missing the old days, wondering how I possibly got by without being ONLINE!!!

How about you?

Do you ever lament those days when you'd take out your stationery and carefully craft a handwritten letter to post to a friend or loved one far away? There's a magic that modern Internet messaging largely obliterated, but replaced with crap.

Email was good enough. And I still prefer it to everything else.

So there's two distinct things where the Internet has made us worse off, in my view. Messaging is the first, and lousy customer service, the second. What's the best thing about the Internet? Online banking.

What I did new was to record two videos, but I live streamed them from my phone so that once finished, they were automatically published. Super easy and saves a lot of steps.

This first one covers the morass of issues with ubiquitous smartphones and messaging apps.

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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