Every morning, the first thing most people do when they wake up is fire up their smartphone and check their social media sites.
What happened in the world while we were asleep?
For some, it’s a way to catch up on the world news. For others, it’s a way to see what your friends are doing that you missed out on. FOMO – Fear of Missing Out – is a real disease, friends, and one that should be stopped in its tracks.
Quick show of hands: how many of you have an unlisted phone number?
Especially in today’s world of cellphones, the notion of a “phone book” that is printed on paper and delivered to your house is almost laughable. People purposefully have their phone numbers listed in a phone book as part of being neighborly and accessible, but with the Do Not Call list and robocalls and other phone annoyances, more and more people are choosing to go off the grid (for personal or professional reasons).
With a cell phone, your number is pretty much already unlisted. Nobody should be using your cell number unless you provided it to them.
And so what’s the big deal if someone had your number anyway?
As Santa takes his final moments today to check his list twice, to see who’s been naughty and who’s been nice – it’s a perfect time to offer this friendly holiday reminder that we gleaned from CNN this week over the JUSTINE SACCO incident:
Better question: have you been paying money to advance, or have you achieved as much as you have via free play?
Since Web Watch has told others about the joy (and frustration) that CANDY CRUSH can bring, we’ve been hearing stories from friends about them paying $1 after $1 in order to advance through. We have texts cursing us for sucking joy out of their lives, as our friends have become addicted to moving from level to level with this BEJEWELED clone.
And all we can say is, we couldn’t be happier.
Why? Because at least our friends are NO LONGER OBSESSED WITH FACEBOOK.