Your Humble Scribe does maintain a "presence" on social media. Facebook to be precise, or koobecaF to use the term the Naval Air Cowman (aka Shaun) coined some time ago. I actually have two accounts, one in my real name and another using a spin-off of my nom de plume, Old AF Sarge. Or OAFS as Dust and others like to call me. Hhmm, are they saying I'm an oaf? Nah, couldn't be, but I do like the play on words, intentional or not because, truth be told, I am sometimes an oaf. Oaf, as in a stupid, uncultured, or clumsy person. synonyms: lout, boor, barbarian, Neanderthal, churl, bumpkin, yokel.
I am often clumsy, sometimes uncultured (as in not knowing which fork to use), and at times in my life been accused of stupidity. Usually by one of the progeny in their youth when introduced to a new household rule which I had just acquainted them with, to wit...
"That's stupid, Dad."
The implication being, of course, that as the rule was stupid, and as I had promulgated said rule, then ipso facto I was stupid. Quod Erat Demonstrandum. Oafish behavior, neh?
Anyhoo, social media and my place therein. I do believe that, for the most part, koobecaF is an ancient Egyptian kind of thing wherein we write on walls and (apparently) worship cats. It is also a place for people to post things of which they have little understanding and pass along nonsensical memes promoting some ridiculous and quite possibly seditious, ideology. That goes for both sides of the aisle, this behavior is not limited to liberals, conservatives, or others of that ilk.
I go to koobecaF every day, I post a link to the blog for the daily post and check for new pictures of the grandkids. Political stuff I will shy away from, just because. Makes my head hurt to see just how naive and silly some folks are. Of course, I don't watch CNN for much the same reason.
Tried Twitter because all the kewl kids were doing it. I "tweeted" a few times and quickly lost interest. Typically what I wish to say takes far more than 140 characters. It's why I have a blog, so I can be as wordy as I like. (Of course, I also don't have to be as organized.)
When I started this post, I thought that having a definition for the term "social media" up front might be useful. It was, but it was also somewhat ironic. I give you a screen shot of what I found -