An addicted insider’s account of our real lives in the era of the realtime, social web.

Confession #4: Oatmeal and iPhones

This morning I took my son out for oatmeal on the way to school. Breakfasts on the way to school are one of our great traditions. While he was midway through and oatmeal-mouthed anecdote, I felt a familiar vibration in my pocket. Incoming email. Who cares? What could be so important? Ninety-nine percent of my inbox is garbage. And besides, aren’t I about to start blogging about downsides of letting the stream control your life?

Yes, I pulled the phone out. Yes, I checked my email. It was an alert that I had a new Twitter follower.

It’s an addiction.

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My name is Dave Pell, internet superhero. This blog provides an addicted insider's account of what's happening to us in the era of the realtime, social web. You can read more about the site, grab the rss feed, follow me on twitter, join the Facebook page, or get email updates.