Warning this will expose my secret geek!
In September last year I had a basic nokia phone and a notepad that was running a basic unix platform as it had such small memory/storage, for windows. I also had a very basic Linkedin account, I used Facebook for friends and work and, I only followed Hubby and Stephen Fry on Twitter.
Then, in a bid to revitalise the old notepad, I installed Jolicloud. Bang! Huge difference. I was introduced to the world of apps and how you don’t have to use windows. Suddenly I started using Twitter and not just to follow the odd celeb but to learn and share experiences. I feel part of a community on twitter I respect and who really make me laugh and I have hardly met any of them. I found Google Reader and discovered that there are HR blogs out there which are informative, inspiring or both. From there I revitalised my Linkedin account and made Facebook a place just for friends – a friend of mine recently said that her Facebook is a place for people she would hug, really liked that definition and it works for me.
From there I installed Dropbox, moved my calendar and mail to google and then I wanted more…
So I upgraded my phone, to an HTC Desire HD and Bang! another big step forward. Instantly my google accounts, dropbox, and social media life were all portable. I even found a way to sync with my work calendar.
I know I am late to the party but also know there are those who are behind me, thing is in a few short months my life has really changed. I have become geeky again. And you know what? Geeky is cool!