There are times when you want to quit Facebook. Unplug from it all. Not sit on your mobile device to see what other people are doing while you are on your couch. It happens all too often. Our attention spans are shorter and we feel virtually connected to people and forget to call friends up on the phone to catch up because you feel like you were just at that concert or game with them, when in reality you weren't.
But then there are moments when you realize that we are connected in a different way and thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, things like the following wouldn't have happened a decade ago. That night, we got home from dinner and were relaxing in the living room, watching Damages, checking email, uploading photos to Instagram and Facebook. I received a message from Tom. In my early twenties, my former coworker Becca, from my first job, lived in the West Village with her cat and three awesome guys, Andrew, Alex and Tom. Becca was a prominent fixture on my early years of city living and while we may work in new industries now and live on opposite coasts, we manage to see each other when we can. So back to that message. Tom saw on Facebook that I was in Dubrovnik and sent a message to meet up for drinks. He currently lives in London but after the Olympics ended, he took the train down to Paris and was traveling to Croatia afterwards. Oh the lovely European summer vacation schedule.
I messaged him back and told him that if he was free, we'd be hopping on a touristy boat excursion at 9:30 and we would love for him to join us. The plan was to meet in the harbor by the boat stands a little after 9am. And thanks to Mark Zuckerberg and the good part of Facebook, bright and early that morning, Tom was there ready to join our Croatia crew as we set sail to Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep.
Stay bitten ;)