On the down side: I have no idea when anyone’s birthdays are. I gave up writing them in my planner last year since Facebook always tells me. Please forgive me if I’ve completely spaced on your birthday!
On the up side: I’m noticing how personal my conversations are. Emails and texts and calls meant directly just for me, instead of messages that are meant partly for public consumption, or meant for a large group. I’m sure I’m missing out on those – not everybody would remember to tell me something separately of course. But, the thing is… I’m not sure if I mind.