Sucking at social media

… well, kinda. I think that when you have events in your life such as, perhaps, a vacation (to take one random example), one posts about that in whatever social media venue one uses. If nothing else, it’s a nice lift from the usual things like “Working today, ugh” and “I had pie, it was good!” and “Rush Limbaugh is an idiot and kicks puppies too.” But I can’t help but think that if I were to say something like, oh, I dunno, “I’m going to Marquette for Hiawatha!” I’m sure that somewhere out there a burglar would be rubbing his hands in glee and pulling out his lock-picking tools and black facemask. Hell, if I go to an open mic that was announced on Facebook, I don’t “join” the event until after I’m home from it. (Remember, just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.)

I think one also can meet up in person with people one knows mostly through a social media venue. One day I will have to manage this better.

Anyway, in case you’re wondering why so quiet here, I’ve been away. More details about that tomorrow Friday.


About songdogmi

I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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4 Responses to Sucking at social media

  1. I kept an eye out for you at Hiawatha, but I didn’t see you. Oh well.

    • songdogmi says:

      I think I saw you from afar on Friday night in the food area, although I don’t know if you were going to be there on Friday (so maybe it wasn’t you?). And I went looking a couple of times on Saturday and Sunday, but alas. Sorry we didn’t get to at least say hi — here’s hoping for next year.

  2. tastyeagle says:

    If you live alone, yeah, don’t tell the world when you’re about to be out of the house. I’m pretty sure those kinds of announcements have already been used for break-ins.

    Meanwhile, I’m renting a place with 2 other people and the house is almost never empty. No matter what any of us does, there always seems to be at least one person at home.

    • songdogmi says:

      I wouldn’t be as concerned if I had pursued anonymity more, but it’s possible to find my address from here, probably pretty easily, and has been for a long time, if anyone really wanted to. (Not that anyone should. I’m not prepared for company.) I suppose I should be more concerned about identity theft than real theft, though, maybe.

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