I’m new around here. In fact, this is my first blog post as a Ditto. I’m not only new to EchoDitto, I’m pretty new to the whole tech world. But in my short time here, I’ve found it’s the perfect place to be in this position.
Granted, it’s not like I’m computer illiterate. But when it comes to all things technological, I’ve always tended to follow the crowd. I (somewhat shamefully) admit to using Myspace for months after it had effectively died, until I was told by several dozen friends that all the cool kids used Facebook. I spent half of my college career using an older email program until I was shown the magical world of Gmail. I never set out to explore the internet, but rather just let it come to me in drips and drabs.
And that’s where EchoDitto comes in. In my short professional career, I’ve worked with a lot of different people in a lot of different fields. But the Dittos are different from any other group I’ve met. In addition to being funny and generally pleasant to be around, they’re curious and creative. They’re a group of people who take the time to discover new tools and new methods for solving problems. And they’re quick to share these insights.
Whether it’s someone sending around the newest app to make some aspect of life easier, or lets you explore something new, or even just makes you laugh, there are always new things to find floating around our office. So as we start the new year, I’m making a resolution (which I, on principle, never do). I’m taking the curiosity cue and am going to make a concerted effort to discover something new. I’m going to master the internet! Or at least be an active user, making my life easier, more creative, and more interesting, rather than waiting to jump on someone else’s bandwagon.
Who knows? Maybe they’ll make a convert out of me yet. Soon I may be one of the cool kids telling my friends about the newest online tools. But for now, baby steps.