Confessing to Twitter (well TweetDeck) Withdrawal

IMG_1164Creature of habit that I am, I wake up and head to the computer. This morning, Twitter locked me out. Checking my e-mail, I found instruction to change my password, which I did, not once but twice since TweetDeck didn’t want to let me change my password on it.

Using Twitter just from the Twitter application is fine but to optimize it, I use TweetDeck to see multiple columns at once. TweetDeck keeps evolving adding more with every update.

Twitter let me in quickly but the block from Tweetdeck meant that I couldn’t quickly check to see what my friends were saying. I watch both people and specific lists using Tweetdeck. Finally, I must have waited long enough or entered the right combination of passwords and syncing to make everything work again.

I hate it when technology doesn’t work for me.

Today, it was TweetDeck and my camera isn’t communicating well with my laptop either. I admit I am spoiled. I use a ton of tools, applications, peripherals, and I communicate continuously online through e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, this blog, blog comments, and much more. If one piece breaks, I get cranky. So I suppose I have an addiction and I would guess it is to more than Twitter or Tweetdeck. It’s an addiction to being able to talk to people all over the world whenever I want. I love getting ideas, motivation, new thoughts, new leads, and yes, doing business online.

My name is Julie, and I am a………………

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  1. Michelle on February 2, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    When I got up this morning, Vista decided it needed to finish the updates it was supposed to do before shutting down last night. I paced and puttered and muttered for about 15 minutes while I waited for the thing to finish up.

    I had plenty of other things I could have started on while I waited but, darnit, I check messages first thing after my shower and I need that “me” time. LOL!


  2. TJ on February 2, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    …. a social media/communications addict?

    Technology, is great. Except when it doesnt work. It was not that long ago, that if you could do *anything* with computers you were some kind of techno genius. Over the past few decades, what was impossible, has changed to difficult and now much of it is literally childs play. In the mainframe era, just moving files from one platform to another was difficult. Today, if you cant instantly send a FB update with the latest photo you took on your iPhone while skiiing, it some disaster (only in terms of the expectation).

    It sure does mess things up when the tech doesn’t work, and you arent the only one it bothers! I am also one who is very used to being able to find, connect and communicate quickly and easily.

    Maybe there is a 12 step program for that? 😀 Nice post!

  3. Melissa on February 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I am in total agreement with you! My blog dashboard was not working last night when I wanted to put up a new post, and it was frustrating (to say the least). I got it posted today, but is not being picked up by CommentLuv. Oh, well!

    We do get spoiled with technology. You become so dependent on it and expect that instantaneous connection at any time. When it doesn’t work, you hardly remember how to function without it!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Being Prepared for the Unexpected =-.

  4. Julie on February 2, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks, TJ… I think once you said that a 12 second delay makes people crazy now… we have become an impatient society.

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