Social media / smartphone - am I missing out?
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No social media or smartphone - am I missing out?
Yes, get into the 21st century
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No, continue as you are
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Post  Wed, Jun 12 2019, 11:45 pm
I have a dumb phone. I can make calls, text, take and send pictures. I have a computer at home for email, online shopping, googling and Imamother. Don't feel like I am missing out on anything.
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Post  Thu, Jun 13 2019, 9:03 am
sra wrote:
exactly my thought as I read title of thread

It's a balance. Yes, I have fun with my filtered internet and spend time here, but I don't do the rest of the social media stuff like FB, insta, even whatsapp.

I have a kosher phone that has a wonderful array of apps, including TorahAnytime and YUTorah. (I can get a written synopsis of Shira Smiles on the latter.) I haven't set up my email on the phone and don't plan to. I also didn't get the very slightly more expensive option that would allow me to shop on the phone.

It works very well for me.
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Post  Thu, Jun 13 2019, 8:57 pm
No, you are not missing out on anything. Unless you have a specific reason why you need these tools (ie-keeping in touch with your relatives far away, class chats, etc) you are likely better off without them.
I used to have WhatsApp and would participate in a number of chats for my kids classes’. The amount of stam gossip and negativity on the groups was awful.
I found that all the chats I was on were a huge time waster (as is this site!)
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Post  Wed, Jun 19 2019, 12:48 am
Personally I would miss out on family chats, shul chats, neighborhood chats, groups of friends getting together, etc.

I would be very isolated without my WhatsApp.

As for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc... I barely use them.
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