I am about to go out to a movie with my three kiddos and wife and while I’m waiting for everyone to be ready I’m typing out the beginning of this blog post on my Android phone using the WordPress app. I’m sure that later on today I’ll be checking email and I might make a post on Facebook or Twitter.
Am I way over the top? Do I miss components of life because I am on my Android or Mac, or even my wife’s iPad?
A survey from Xobni says that 60 percent of American workers check email during the holidays. Around the same percentage check email on vacation as well. I have to admit that I am part of that majority. I have always used the excuse that I can relax when I know all is well through the lens of email. Certainly that is a large part of my reasoning but I’m know that part of my connection with email and social media is habitual and due to me not wanting to miss anything.
In the end it is about balance. In the meantime, this Android app is pretty slick.