Socialphobic

Anonymous wrote:

Sean,

I can’t stand social network sites like Facebook or Pinterest and I’m beginning to feel like an outsider.  At least once a day, I hear someone mention something they posted or get asked if I posted any event pics (Christmas, 4th of July, birthdays, etc.,) to Facebook and when i say I don’t use those sites, people look at me like I am crazy.

I can’t be the only one waging war against social networking, can I?  Am I just an old fuddy duddy?

Anonymous

Anonymous,

You don’t use social networking but you blog?  I guess I can’t complain about that. 🙂

To answer your question, no..you’re not the only one, but you are a minority in today’s world.  I am certainly no Facebook addict or photo-posting addict that posts a picture every ten minutes, but I like sharing bits of my life with whomever wants to see it.  I also enjoy seeing bits of my friends’ lives as well.  It doesn’t consume my life, I don’t think about it on a daily basis, and (if they read my LG post) people know how I feel about Facebook as a phone operating system.  In my opinion, social is fine, but socialphobic and socialmanic are always going to get attention from others.

If you don’t want to use it, don’t.  However, if you don’t use it, don’t be frustrated by people that do (and don’t feel like they’re judging you).  There are two sides to this “social coin” and if you’re heads, you still have to be okay with tails.

Sean

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