Dear TechnoAbby: Here’s my problem. I don’t know if I’m a stalker or not? Lately instead of asking people about themselves, I just google them instead of talking to them? Does that make me weird?

TechnoAbby: Definitely not, everybody does it. It’s completely out of vogue to actually talk to people nowadays.

Dear Techno Abby: lately I’ve been sending three texts at a time. I can’t help it. My fingers are tired, but picking up the phone is even more exhausting!

Techno Abby: A good rule of thumb: shorter is less suspicious. Let’s be honest; three texts just makes it obvious that you don’t want to talk to the person on the other line because your social skills are dying. Avoid discovery at all costs.

Dear Techno Abby, now that we’re on the subject of blogs, how often am I expected to write on it?—I never was able to keep a journal, and I find myself apologizing in every entry when a whole year passes without me writing. And who the heck is going to read about my personal life anyway?

Techno Abby: You’d be surprised. Sometimes people are bored out of their minds and they’ll read anything, especially if they have tons to do. We all know that everyone appreciates an opportunity to procrastinate, so write away—especially if it’s about nothing.

Dear Techno Abby, recently I found myself at work checking my email like an old woman checks her mailbox.  And then I get nothing anyway! How do I get out of this rut?

Techno Abby: A watched email page won’t give you mail. When your email appears especially stagnant, exit out, count to three, then log back in. That will make you feel like you’re doing something productive—especially when you’re at work. The same thing works for facebook.

Dear Techno Abby: Is it okay to pretend to text? This girl sits next to me on trax and talks and talks my ear off until I pretend to text. I know it’s wrong, but I’m afraid she likes me and I just don’t know what else to do. I feel so helpless and scared.

Techno Abby: Be tough. Take it to the next level. Set the alarm on your phone for the next minute, and then when it goes off, say: “I’m sorry, I have to take this!” and walk off. You might be without any friends soon, but it’s totally worth it.

*If you too have a question for Techno Abby, feel free to write her on this blog and she will attempt to get back to you in her next column of Techno Abby.

*PS: Abby’s views may or may not represent the views of this blogger…

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