This morning, I worked on updating my social media information. Yes, yes, I know I should be deleting my Facebook account because of all the crud going on with political groups, companies, and nations accessing my personal data, but I am not going to. A social media presence is too important.
There is another approach I am going to take: I’m going to start tweaking my social media information to better reflect who I am in the most accurate way possible. None of my friends or family members are nuts or espouse crazy political beliefs. A couple are pro-gun and a couple are anti-gun. A couple are libertarians and a couple are leftists. Most of them are pretty middle of the road like I am and most talk about their families and careers like I do.
Today, I updated all the places I’ve lived since 1977 on Facebook. I don’t remember all the dates before then. I was pretty young in the 70s. Next I’ll be updating my employment history information. Once I have that down, I’ll start doing the same on LinkedIn.
I started on Facebook way early and while I did loads of the silly stuff that was there like the surveys and top ten lists, I noticed that there started to be a lot of things on Facebook that other people were putting there that could be dangerous. I started being cautious. I don’t post everything that’s going on in my life over there. In fact I stayed away from it for quite a while, especially when I lost quite a lot of friends when I congratulated President Obama for winning and trumpeted my intent to vote third party when Trump and Hillary were running.
The way I am going to treat it now is as if it (social media) were my professional presence and I will keep all my personal beliefs to my self.