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No Facebook, no cell phone, AMA


1 per unit - Virtual OK - Posted Jul 15, 2017

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I am not on Facebook. I don't have a cell phone. Is that even possible?

Yes it is.

Ask me why/how/when/where/what/who/etc.

It's not such a big deal and it makes life so enjoyable, simple and more connected to the real world.

This playful Simbi service gives you one question for one Simbi coin. Multi-part questions are okay!

Every question asked will be posted as public (anonymous) comments on this service entry, with my answer in the format:

Example 1:
Q. WHY?!?!
A. Thanks for your inquiry. Because!

Example 2:
Q. How do you use Instagram?
A. Good question. I don't have an Instagram account, but I check the accounts I'm interested in by going to their Instagram URL in a web browser.

Asked questions & responses:

Q. How did you come to decide to do this?
A. About 10 years ago, I ended up as the only person using a land line in a shared apartment. I even had one of those message machine things. As the Internet gradually took over its share of communications, people around me kept updating their phones over and over, and I never had to. I realized it was a simple solution to have a land line. Since I have become even more mobile, moving from state to state or country to country, I found the only reliable thing was WiFi. Now I don't pay for any sort of personal phone service at all. No land line. No portable. One less piece of hardware to worry about.

Training & Qualifications

I know how to use a phone, but the ubiquity of them in our lives makes every single person owning one a bit of a redundancy (understatement of the millennium so far?). I don't have an iPad or a tablet. I don't want one.

Am I still working in the professional world? You bet!
Do I use these devices when needed? Sure!
Do I feel I personally need my own portable phone device that I must personalize, carry with me everywhere, and junk and replace every time there's a new generation? Nope!
Don't I even want a simple flip phone? Nope!

Besides the principle of introducing sharing in our greedy world, I get by with many other selfish hardware and software solutions besides pocket devices and apps. (Though I do have a sporty little audio-only device that I jealously duplicate music from for my friends, at every opportunity that they ask for my favorite music!)

As for Facebook, I simply have not had a need or use for it, and I don't even like it. Many people I talk to who feel "stuck" on Facebook also tell me they don't like it. Why is this? Why are we on it? Let's talk about it! I get by with many other networking habits besides Facebook. Some of them even involve talking with actual humans, real face-to-real face!

Availability & Preferences

Whenever I check my e-mail, which is usually several times per week.

Trading Preference: I prefer being paid in simbi

Reviews of Maxeem

Aug 27, 2018
Maxeem is interesting, fascinating, talented. Very recommended.
Jul 19, 2017
Great to work with Maxeem who is very thoughtful and compassionate. Interesting to hear his perspective on not having a cellphone or social media. Hig...hly recommend connecting with Maxeem!show more
Nov 25, 2018
Maxeeem is up to amazing things and this book is no exception. The thoughtfulness behind it is a joy to be affected by and hold a manifestation of in hands. Thanks so much for your graciousness and conscientious stewardship of the planet to boot!show more
Oct 04, 2018
Fantastic and patient artist. Great to work with.
Sep 24, 2018
Love the axolotl drawing
Sep 24, 2018
Maxeem creates art! The designs took a lot of work but they came out exactly like I wanted! The hellbender salamander is so unique it is my favorite :...)! show more
Sep 20, 2018
I love Maxeems art, this is a true artist!
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Aug 27, 2018
Maxeem is wonderful, diligent, quick to respond and very helpful. Very conversant and interesting.
Aug 27, 2018
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