From Left to Write members chatting with Karen Bergreen at booksigning at the Flatotel in NYC.
I'm addicted to technology - not just for the shopping and keeping in touch that I do with my phone and laptop, but because it's an enabler for my curiousity. I surf to confirm schedules and information/addresses, solve mysteries and get answers - and while the main character in the book Following Polly doesn't carry a cell phone with her (I know, what?? How does she SURVIVE?!), she basically does the same thing, but in person. So do I think it's weird that she chooses to follow someone around? YES. Could I relate? Hmmm....
Since I don't consider doing an online search to find out the latest about someone as stalking them, am I a hypocrite for thinking that doing the same in person is freakish and wrong? I can't completely fault the main character for doing the same, but without the phone or laptop. I just can't help but think that if it were me and I had no internet access, I'd just go up and ask. Such a novel concept: face to face communication and information gathering ;-)
What do you think? Is searching for someone online crossing a line of propriety?