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By jasonaallen (registered) - website | Posted April 23, 2010 at 08:41:37

I think a big part of it is having the freedom to pick and choose. I had a very early Twitter account, as news spread quickly of this great new technology among the online training/education elite. It even got to the point that most of them stopped updating their thoughtful, well-written blogs and replaced them with 140 character tweets. So I don't twitter anymore - and I didn't follow celebrities, I followed learning theorists, and found the discussion equally repetetive (TWitter is great!) and meaningless. Meanwhile, I'm a facebook addict - it allows me to keep in touch with people far away that I haven't seen in years, and admittedly, it gives me a chance to fool myself that I am witty and urbane with my regular status updates. Similarly, I love blogs, but never quite got into youtube.

So I think if you view technology as a tool, and take what you need, and discard what you don't want. At least until the power grid becomes unstable due to peak natural gas, and the internet becomes a luxury. (Just thought I'd throw that in there to stir up some trolls!) :)

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