online journalism

So much technology, yet so much silence!

These past few days I have been trying to get in contact with various kinds of people for various reasons—online journalism profile assignment, DI stories, lecture questions/clarifications, etc.

I never thought that one of the most frustrating things would be to be constantly ignored/not responded to via:

• e-mail
• text
• phone call/voicemail
• facebook message
• secretary message
• in person

Really I’m not Erin Brockovich (…yet) and I won’t ruin your life/career/day by asking you the few questions that I have! I thought the development of technology, especially 3G, texting, and the Internet would give people ease. You can answer me/my questions/e-mails while you are making dinner, or sitting on the bus, maybe even while you work out at the gym!

I just don’t understand why people don’t respond to things any more. The whole “I don’t have a computer” excuse is no longer relevant in the United States, I feel because even if you don’t have a computer, there are LIBRARIES with them FO FREE! That’s what my high school teachers always told us if a student tried to pull that excuse.

Still, even without a computer there are cell phones with internet access, which are becoming the norm with each passing day and development. Even without a cell phone there are now iPads and iPods with internet access and phone capabilities.

SO WHY WON’T YOU ANSWER ME?

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One thought on “So much technology, yet so much silence!

  1. Hi Caitlin,
    Interesting post, I think most people wont answer you because of their own individual ego’s. They know something that you don’t and generally people will use that to their advantage to boost their own ego and feel good about themselves. Hope you have more luck, or find the right person that would like to help.

    James

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