Tag Archives: Blackberry

Are you a social media addict?

I have a confession to make: I think I am. And I wonder if you may be one too.  Worried? Not sure where to turn? Do you want to know the signs? If so, please check out the guest post I did on the Spin Sucks blog.  Anonymity is guaranteed; no one will know you read it… And by the way, I hate to admit it, but  even though it’s a holiday in Ontario, I’m still online writing about it. Special thanks to @ginidietrich and @danielhindin for asking me. Let me know if you have any more symptoms to add…

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Becoming ‘Bold’

Not too long ago, I mentioned I was going to upgrade to a Blackberry Bold and I did get one. (Hey, iPhones may be super cool, but that’s just never been me.) After a bit of back and forth trying to find one in a store, I asked to have it shipped. It arrived the next day in a premium black box, which served to heighten my excitement. Inside, I found a device that was sleeker and lighter than I expected, with a faux leather back that made it seem almost high end. Unfortunately, it took a couple of calls…

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A ‘Bold’ failure to communicate

I’ve been having a few email issues lately. Mostly related to my Blackberry. Sometimes, when I forward an email, random words (and even whole sentences) get cut up, deleted and garbled (or as one email said, rbld). It’s as if I’m writing in a bizarre IM-ish shorthand code. So after checking with my office tech support, I finally called Rogers, knowing I’d have to commit a fair amount of time on the phone. But I was determined to weather the situation, accept my fate and not get riled up. And sure enough over the next couple of days, I had…

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Don’t take it out so much in public

By it, I’m referring to cell phones, Blackberries and other personal communication devices (yes, walkie talkies count). I realize I’m not the first to say this, and yes, I am guilty of the habit, but I noticed a scenario yesterday that helped me see things under a new LCD light. A ’40-something daughter was eating dinner with her elderly parents. It appeared as if she hadn’t seen them in a while; they were snapping photos, having the waiter take a few shots, chatting, etc. Then, mid-conversation, the daughter took out her BB and began reading it and sending messages. It…

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