Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Rip van Winkle

New York, 2013

So I am what you might call a late adopter. When my school got an internal e-mail service, circa 1996, I was all, "Why would I use something called e-mail when I could just pick up the phone?"

The picture above is of the new Metrocards that have been in circulation for some time now (I had no clue...I'd still be using tokens if they'd let me.)

It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, then, that I just joined a brand new social media platform called Twitter. You can, er, "follow me," or whatever it is you do, @sarahhornegrose, though I am more of a lurker than a tweeter. Um, hashtag#?

In spite of my Luddite tendencies, I thought I was pretty with it when it came to media and pop culture, since I've worked in magazines, TV, and online publications for a decade. It turns out that the year I took off to freelance and have a baby, pop culture & social media kind of exploded in a new way. So now I am playing catch up.

Like, lookie here...who is this celebrity named Rita Ora, and why do I care about her? Also, the 25-year-old in my office talks about someone called Grimes a lot. And apparently there's a show about duck decoys that everyone is ironically watching? Is that the new Honey Boo Boo?

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