I was never a rebel by intent.
It just seemed to happen.
Whatever the fashion was at the time, I seemed to do the opposite. I just seem to have a knack of going against the mainstream, and rather than worry about it, I happily live with it. However, after sixty odd years of this, I begin to worry any time I find myself going with the flow, as it means something is out of kilter.
The other day I read that thing about people who don’t have Facebook accounts being highly suspect and closely aligned with mass murderers. Apparently if you don’t live your entire life in a virtual world, you are weird, and oddball and not a very nice member of polite society.
In other words, you belong to my world.
But then I remembered that I do indeed have a Facebook account.
I can’t delete it as then I would be a rebel by design and not by nature.
I opened up the account [according to my account] on the 21st July 2007 so it has been festering there in a backwater of Facebook for the last five years. Incidentally, according to my Timeline, that is when I was “born”, which just shows how fucking sad Facebook is that you only come into existence when you join?
I have dropped into it occasionally just to annoy people [as I do on Twitter as well], or to upload something of complete non-interest but in general the account just languishes there gathering dust and cobwebs. I have about fifty “friend requests” and a clatter of groups who want me to join, but I have just been impolitely ignoring them. If I started using Facebook in earnest I would have to reply to all these requests and that sounds tedious.
So I am now on the horns of a dilemma.
I can’t delete the account [see above] and I can’t use it [as then I am joining the mainstream]. I could just carry on ignoring it but that is taking the easy way out.
I suppose I will just have to start using it, but filling it with so much crap and disinformation that it would utterly confuse anyone trying to find out anything about me.
The account is here, but don’t ask to be my friend.
Unless you want to wait another five years?