No Facebook, no cell phone, AMA
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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.
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Every question asked will be posted as public (anonymous) comments on this service entry, with my answer in the format:
A. Thanks for your inquiry. Because!
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.