Because nothing disappears anymore, my life can be narrated through friends with active technology habits.
I’ve known Alexa since 2001. The evolution of our relationship is as follows: LiveJournal, AIM, BlogSpot, MySpace, Yahoo, Gmail, Facebook, and millions of text messages. We have had virtual fights but we always make up, virtually.
February 3, 2014 | 9:42 PM
January 14, 2014 | 11:00 PM | San Francisco, CA
I’ve known my dad since the day I was born. We text almost everyday, and he used Twitter before I did.
February 4, 2014 | 8:53 PM
December 22, 2013 | 4:00 PM | San Francisco, CA
I’ve known Cathy since I was 11 years old and we both got our first cell phones in high school so we could text in class. She lives in Nashville now and I can only see her in person a few times a year. Thanks to Apple, I can see her and her new puppy all the time.
February 4, 2014 | 7:00PM
September 2013 | 3:05 PM | New York, New York
Tori was one of my first New York friends. We used our work email to plan multiple happy hours, and text messaging created a support network for jobs we both hated. She updates me on her new life in Florida courtesy of T-Mobile.
February 5, 2014 | 10:18 AM
September, 2013 | 3:25 PM | Syracuse, New York
I made a Facebook page for James in college that he never used. He is not a technology person. When I moved to the East Coast, he started using his phone more. Sometimes you just have to.
February 5, 2014 | 7:05 PM
January, 2014 | 12:21 PM | Santa Barbara, CA.