Well I am not quite in the old-timer box just yet, although I am getting there. I really am fine with them sharing with me whatever public stuff they want to share. They don’t have to give me any dark secrets. These are not my kids, they’re cousins, siblings and nephews.
I basically use it o keep up with their interests for the most part and some family stuff.
My point is, I am on Social Media to keep in touch, not with the deep close people I call on the regular basis, but the people I’ll see a few times a year or every couple of years. Currently, Facebook is the only place where I can see the young ones and the boomers. I don’t have an alternative, so until I get that, I’m sticking with it.
I realize they’re harvesting my info and the bastards even use phone numbers for 2FA, but that’s the cost to have the links. Without FB i wouldn’t know someone was married, had a kid or that another was in and out of the hospital within the last year. There is literally zero effort by any of these people to communicate any other way outside of the people that right there.
The high school reunion I went to… also only on Facebook. And they had like two pages for it for some reason. One was abandoned and another created. That’s my generation screwing it up.