Yes, it’s true. I guess I’m not so much of a “spring chicken” anymore. I remember the days before telephones had push buttons and I remember thinking “It would be so cool to carry a telephone everywhere I went, but it weighs 3 pounds and cost $2000.” It just seems like yesterday that I was wondering if this “personal computer” thing would ever catch on. Just because I remember these things, DOES NOT, under any circumstances, mean that I am getting old!
Apparently, I was into Social Media before it was called “Social Media.” I got an email this past week from someone named Reid Hoffman. He is the co-founder and chairman of Linked In, thanking me for the years that I have been a Linked In member (since January 27th, 2004). I am their 168,555th member. Linked In this week is celebrating it’s 100,000,000th member and congratulations to them! It is because of Linked In that I eventually got a little caught up recently, got a Blackberry, a Twitter account and recognized my Facebook page as a communication tool. It is basically because of Linked In that my life is changing rapidly and I doing my best to keep up with the changes.
Thank you Linked In and thank you Reid Hoffman! So it’s taken me seven years to catch on…