And I can't be the only one!
Is anyone else just the least bit disturbed by how integrated everything is getting on the internet? Maybe I'm just old and fussy, or maybe I just value both my time and my privacy enough that I don't want to squander one to control the other, but I really don't like this trend of running every little thing that is done on the internet through facebook or twitter. I don't "tweet" at all, but I started an account when it was first getting popular, made a handful of comments and stopped because I didn't even care about what I was writing so I figured no one else would either.
I also have a facebook page, however I do not want my family and friends knowing every facet of everything that I do online. I am not "out" to my family or my job because it would cause unnecessary strife that, quite frankly, I don't feel like dealing with. My family knows I don't go to church and haven't been for years, and that's all they need to know.
What started this? A link to a stupid poll about god and the option to comment on said poll... AND have my comment posted on my facebook and twitter, etc. Quite frankly I don't need the fallout that commenting about my disbelief on the internet would cause between myself and my family. I've heard that Google+ is supposed to be working on this very issue by having "circles" and "groups" and such, and maybe that will be a better solution.
For now though, it is just plain annoying to have to deal with every website asking if I want to sign in through Facebook and let everyone know that I've been there. I don't care if my facebook friends have gone to a recipe website to search for a honey-walnut shrimp recipe, why would anyone else care if I have??
I guess I see the downside to people knowing too much information about me (like my family knowing the extent of my atheism), and the stupid side of people knowing too much information about me (like anyone giving a crap what inane website I might be looking at or what shows I might be watching on the TV), and virtually no up side to any of it.
Maybe I'm just getting old... If that's the case, then I might as well at least do it with grace and dignity, and so I shall end this with an emphatic wave of my cane and a hearty "GET OFFA MY LAWN!!"