Starting a Connected 2015

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.