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Lessons Learned During a Social Media Dryspell

In Uncategorized on September 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm


Remember the season seven episode of The Office where Darryl threatens to delete Andy’s number from his phone because of all the obnoxious texts the ever-polite salesman insists on sending on a daily basis?

“I  wanted you to know that Michael and I are wearing the same tie today. It’s insane!” Andy exclaims, to which Darryl responds, “You need to change your standards for what’s worthy of a text. Ask yourself: ‘Is this something Darryl needs to know?’ The answer’s almost always ‘no.'” (I’d embed the clip, but after an hour of fruitlessly searching for it, I decided that I have better things to do with my time, like take my car in for an oil change. No, seriously. I just did that.)

It’s excellent commentary on our generation on behalf of the show’s writers. I’m sure you’ve all had those Facebook friends — be they friends, relatives or coworkers — who feel the need to upload pictures of the new vegan dish they just cooked or the traffic jam in which they’re ensnared during their morning commutes. Read the rest of this entry »