My name is Jazmyn (aka JazzyFreshhh, a nickname giving to by my work colleagues). I am an undergraduate student going for a double major in Business Administration and Management with plans to graduate in December. After graduation I plan on staying with UIS for my MBA. Some more personal details are I have no ‘hometown’ because I grew up an Army brat and moved around a lot as a child and I absolutely loved it. I have a boyfriend that I met at UIS and we have been together for 2 years, he majors in communications so I might be bouncing ideas off him for this class. Lastly, I just recently started working full time at CEFCU and I love it there!!!
Some of the communication technologies or apps I currently use to keep in contact with my family and friends are e-mail, IMing, texting, Skyping, phone calls, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. I use these application on my cellphone, tablet, and laptop.
As far as what kind of technology adapter I am I consider myself a late majority follower. I feel like I am like this because it is in our human nature to be afraid of change. It is not that I was nervous to get a twitter or Instagram but I was just satisfied using my current means of commination and I didn’t/don’t feel the need to go out and try something new. Also, I want something to be established before I start using it, I like all the initial ‘kinks’ to be worked out first. I am the same way when it comes to buying technology. I don’t see the need to go buy the latest version of whatever is out because technology changes so quickly there is no point as long as my current equipment is working. It can also be very costly to have the innovators lifestyle, usually you can wait 5 months and a product can drop price by at least 20% once the hype of it wears off.
Something I think I could benefit from that I am not currently using is linking/syncing technologies. All of my electronics do WAY more than I need them to and there are so many features that I don’t even know how to use. I bet if I could find a way to sync all my electronics and efficiently use them I would be more prompt with things and have a neater schedule. It is hard when technology is smarter than you!