I will keep signing up to things! I have just joined Meebo! What’s Meebo? Well it supposedly amalgamates all of your messenger accounts into one place. (I think!) What’s wrong with that I hear you ask. Surely that is more convenient for any avid messenger user to be able to access ALL of their Messenger accounts in one place? Well therein lies the main problem because I hardly ever use Messenger! My grandchildren use it avidly of course, thereby affording you all some explanation as to why it is installed on my computer in the first place, and which over time has led me to arrive at the conclusion that the use of Messenger tends to be rather age related in my humble opinion. (cue all those readers over the age of 50 who are huge messenger fans hastily berating me for making this generalized statement regarding Messenger.)
They delight in sending me funny graphics doing silly things. No words, just graphics, skeletons pulling faces, cats walking across the screen, etc. I try vainly to keep them ‘on track’ by hastily messaging them back using only words, but all I get in return is more graphics striding across the screen! When they do occasionally relent and use words, its in a completely different language to the one that I tend to use, peppered with strange words such as LOL or KK which I don’t understand. Then I have to send a message asking them to translate the meaning of these strange words for me. I also hate the way that when I am busy doing something (usually signing up for some other website, or trying vainly to recall a username or password) I am inevitably interrupted by a message from someone, which then causes me to completely lose track of what I was about to do whilst I message them back with a reply. Then I usually end up retaliating by setting my status to ‘offline’ which really negates the necessity of having Messenger installed in the first place.
I really must stop joining this and that online! For a start, I have a lousy memory. Every time I join up to this application or that website, I have to provide another ‘username’ and another password, which you can guarantee that when I eventually get around to making use of that service or site, I will have forgotten either one or the other. I do write them down if I remember to do so, usually on some scrap of paper that I may have to hand, but then whilst tidying up some time later you can bet your bottom dollar that I will throw said scrap of paper away without realizing its significance. This has resulted over a period of time in my being a member of practically every site and service available on the Internet but unable to make any use of them! I have absolutely tons of e-mails saved from different sites which contain the URL needed to reset my password/username, in fact I could start a collection.
I’m exactly the same with e-mail addresses. I had one before I even owned a computer, but since then I have somehow accumulated six! Six! Who on earth (or online) needs six different e-mail addresses? I could understand it if I was actually some huge multinational business, but I am just a Granny for heavens sake! I’ve only owned a computer for about five years! Hmm. Maybe its an illness of some sort. (says she clutching at straws) Compulsive Signing Up to Websites disorder. Or maybe its all to do with my inclination to be very curious (rather like a cat) and my need to ‘try everything out’ in case I am missing some new site or application that you can’t live without. Well , whatever the reason, I shall in all probability be pestered every minute from now on with messages that I have no intention of replying to, so it will no doubt go the way of so many others that I have signed up to in the past, and end up being completely ignored. That is until I suddenly come across it again and decide that It’s a ‘must have’ application or website, only to find out to my horror that I have been here before as I hastily type in one of my many e-mail addresses in a vain attempt to find the one I used initially, or type in my Username only to be greeted with the inevitable message, ‘Sorry, that name is already in use, please choose another’