Well, I guess it had to happen. I held out as long as possible, but due to some commitments I was advised, strongly (!), to create my own Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Now many of you know my objections to social media. It’s time-consuming, energy-depleting, and most of all it’s insecure. For someone like me, who does a bit of traveling and interviewing strange (and at times violent) people, broadcasting my activities is not a good idea. Of course, one can be (and must be) very careful in what one posts but there are limits. What would be the point of participating in social media if you don’t actually post anything of value?
Also, the more time I spend on social media the less time I have to do the work that is important to me (and presumably to my readers!).
All that said, I am taking the plunge anyway! Hey, I’ve taken risks before!
I am also on Twitter and Instagram, although I have not done anything with them so far.
On Facebook I will be posting some photos, updates, etc. especially as they relate to the current project that has taken so much of my time the last 18 months. Some of you have caught wind of it already. Suffice it to say it is a major undertaking, and I am fortunate to have had access to some very influential people via one of my colleagues, who have contributed in an important way to the research.
So, while my social media presence is increasing rather modestly it is due to explode in a few months as more of this project is revealed.
I look forward to your reactions!