Jared and I are on a small budget and can't justify spending $30.00 a month each on a data plan. I tend to purchase "old lady" phones more commonly known as "the cheapest ones." I did splurge on my last phone, because I liked the keyboard more and it had a flash.I don't like people knowing what I'm doing.
Generally, I justify not owning a smartphone by the age old adage, "I just want a phone that is a phone," but really I'm just 24/7 broke.
I feel that owning a smartphone is crucial to being able to update Twitter regularly enough to benefit from use.
I am not the type to be connected at the hip to my phone. Actually, I don't usually know where my phone is --- probably on a table somewhere. I don't like the idea of people being able to contact me whenever they feel like it. It makes me feel like my time isn't mine, but public property. This same attitude extends to my daily happenings. What I eat for lunch is nobody's business but mine. And, I'm not going to bother my friends with that knowledge either. Because, who cares what kind of soup I'm eating. (I'm not eating soup, by the way.)None of my friends use Twitter.
For real. I don't know who has Twitter and who updates regularly. I'm willing to bet not as many as are on Facebook.I've reached my "enough" point with social media.
Right now, I'm on Facebook. I read Jezebel, Mary Jane, Geekosystem, and Newser. I get a lot more information from the news blogs and enjoyment from the commenters than I would reading random statements on Twitter. And, the good news is that Jezebel covers any funny celebrity tweets I miss. Anymore keeping up with social media and I might evolve into a barnacle.I am not cool enough to use Twitter.