I have a reputation for being grumpy about the social web. Many years ago I had Facebook account, but I have since deleted it. The closest I come to social media is a Twitter account, which has a very small real-world connection.
I find myself concerned by the actions of most social companies, I have concerns about the culture they promote and the long term side effects of what they are doing to the web, and the way the products are built.
However, I have come to the conclusion that being a prick about it is just keeping me out of touch with people who only really use social media as communication channels.
So, January 1, 2015 I have signed up for a new Facebook account. I am going to start going to the services where my friends are.