I remember the Myspace rage–posting photos, songs, making playlists. I have actually made and kept some Myspace friends from those early days of growing social media. I am as guilty as the next 30-something-er for having too much on social media. Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Instagram–they all have grown in popularity! I use them mostly for pleasure, but in recent years, I have also relied on Twitter and Facebook for networking with my job.
I know that my name is out there too much. Essentially, all you have to do is Google me and up pops my life story! I know I have too many pictures of my family. As my new principal likes to tease, he found my naked pictures of Ale a signal of motherhood. I know I should start thinking of closing some of my sites down… And yet, social media is also how I stay connected with my friends at home!
I love the Timehop photos my friends always post on Facebook. I can’t do that–as my Facebook is only three years old. When I came to Mexico, I started a new Facebook. I called it my Mexican Facebook–a place for a clean slate. People would only be my friends from my old life if they sought me out. Eventually my new Facebook grew into what it is today: mostly new Mexico Facebook friends mixed with a growing number of friends from high school and my Virginia life.
In all this time of being a social media junkie, I have had no security issues. Until today. Really it is quite strange. I have had people ask to be my friends on Facebook that I do not know. And today I received two notifications–Facebook and my email–letting me know that someone is trying to sign onto my account. Interesting, huh? For the life of me, I can’t figure out what would make someone want to get into my business.
A warning to you social-media junkies: Something strange is in the air.