Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dropped off the grid

Lisa: She’s dropped off the grid.

Anna: Unplugged her electricity? Bought a wood-burning stove?

Lisa: No, I mean she’s dropped off the social media grid. FaceBook.

Anna: Without a trace? No announcement?

Lisa: Nope. No postings, emails bounce, phone cut off. Vanished.
Gen X or Y individuals may be incredulous at their friend's disappearance from social media but people from older generations might be less surprised. Less gridlock in their lives. Still, it is unsettling when people just unplug and vanish.

The grid reference may refer to unplugging from social media, or totally withdraw as in unplug all electrical and information devices.

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