So where have I been recently?
Short answer: on Facebook. I had an account from - last year? but never used it. A friend from high school friended me and I joined. I was spooked when someone with my last name I knew nothing about tried to friend me. She was a young person with about two bazillion friends. Nope. I wanted no part of this.
Over the last several months a very good "real life" friend tried to friend me. Then a cousin. Then another cousin. So I finally reactivated my account. Today I was on there looking at stuff and suddenly a chat window opened and here was one of my cousins, who I had last seen in 2001 (I think it was). So we chatted, for a half hour or more. It was fun. It was nice! It was even nicer (until I had to wake up this morning to go to work) being up late doing this "where I have traveled" map. So I'm sure a marketer knows plenty about me now. Yes, I've been to San Diego! and Toronto! Big whoop. Both of those were back in the 1990's.
I guess this particular honeymoon will last until I get a Facebook virus. In the meantime I am posting some personal info, but nothing about my job. My job doesn't get discussed here and it won't get discussed there. And my profile is set to be seen by friends only. I will probably try to friend more people I know - but don't expect me to participate in food fights, pokes (OK, I did poke someone-now, how do you find the pokes others have given you???) gifts or any of that kind of stuff. Not yet, anyway. And, no pictures of me yet either. Although you may be interested in what I posted instead of my picture.
I'll revisit this topic in maybe a month and let you know how it's going. Maybe, no promises. Maybe then I'll also do one of those "deep web" searches I've written about and see just how private my profile is.