I’m kinda nuts over technology.
The fusion of the internet, computers, blogging, photography, and digital imaging just leave me happy as hotcakes.
So you can imagine my delight when I log into my email account which I have with GMAIL and see that there is now an added feature: video chatting.
When you log into your gmail account, you have the option of seeing if anyone in your contact book is online. There’s a little green dot that says someone is available and if you and that person have a webcamera, you will be able to easily chat instead of type.
I quickly hit DOWNLOAD TO INSTALL and started fantasizing how fun it would be to actually SEE people and chat instead of typing. (It’s like how I imagined all the phones would be in the 21st century when I was in the first grade.) And then a thought hit me…
Wait a second…my friends, my family, ANYONE that I want to chat with will actually see me…
SEE me…as in, if you could see me now in a ratty Boston College sweatshirt that is screaming, “GIVE ME A BREAK! THIS IT THE HUNDREDTH TIME YOU’VE WORN ME THIS MONTH!” and my red glasses that scream, “I’M NOT A MORNING PERSON AND I HATE WAKING UP AT 6AM.”
Does that mean I have to actually look nice?
I think so.
I mean, the safety of the computer screen is not something I’m willing to give up just yet. And what is someone wants to chat when I’m in my bathrobe, or I just don’t feel like chatting?
Mhm…I need to think this over.
Technological advances leave me happy, but if it is starting to require high maintenance on my part, I think I might pass.