Apparently someone from my alma mater, and a few other people, now say it's "elitist" to quit Facebook, or not be on Facebook.
I am in charge of social media at work, and it serves a purpose - it helps our organization connect with people we might not otherwise connect with.
But I don't have my own Facebook or Twitter accounts, and I don't plan to. I talk to people I want to talk to, and they know where to find me. No offense to people who do Facebook or Twitter. I can see how it would be of value in some cases. I had dinner with a writer friend last night and actually encouraged him
to use his Facebook account to do some of the marketing for his e-book.
But not having an account makes me an elitist? Isn't it more elitist to assume (like the professor from my school did) that people have the means and access to smart phones, computers, etc., to sign up for Facebook in the first place? (Mind you, I don't know anyone who has a Facebook account and can only check it at the library.)
Someone quoted in the story said she'd miss out "on probably 75% of invitations to go out" with friends if she wasn't on Facebook. I think that's pathetic!
Am I old-fashioned, or just getting old?
And for those of you who watch the story, I don't watch TV either, so apparently I'm just a real snob!
What's wrong with books, music, workouts, cooking, hanging out with friends? I wonder.