Common Switches On To Modern Technology
Rapper/actor COMMON is so weary of new technology, he's only now learning how to make full use of the internet.
The Go star, real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., has made millions from his music and acting careers, but admits he is so out of touch with hi-tech gadgets, he still owns an old Motorola cell phone.
But he's finally decided to get involved in the online community and has launched a new blog website to better interact with fans.
And one of the first postings on the site reads: "After years of not giving in to the Internet world, I finally got sucked in."
He explains to MTV.com, "I've definitely been avoiding technology. It was due to me wanting to focus on other things, and I didn't get drawn into it until now.
"I've still got the Motorola phone, one of the earlier ones - I've got the RAZR phone. But I do appreciate those that communicate on the Internet, and I respect that community, so that's why I felt like I wanted to be a part of that and be able to dialogue with people that enjoy music, art and communicating on positive things...
"I'm going to do my best to do it (blog) daily. I have a team of bloggers that will work with me and bring information, and I want to make clear now that this is straight from me. I'll be typing it - or, if I'm not typing it because my typing is slow, I may have my assistant Val typing, but the words are coming from me."