A 11-year Social Media Veteran!

So, I am a Facebook veteran with 11 years of social engagement! That is, out of the 12 years FB has been in existence! That should make me an early adopter!

Though founded in 2004, it was only in 2006 that FB became available for users outside of the U.S.

It is a wild medium, so wild that Facebook itself had admitted about a year ago that social platforms could be damaging to the mental health of users.

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I am not a wild user, though, as I have limited my contacts there to those I know. I only have 137 friends within FB because I consider it a platform for sharing my thoughts with those I am comfortable with – not as a medium for pushing any narcissistic or political or religious agenda.

In fact, I think it is best to stay clear of anyone with around 1,000 or more friends there. That kind of social jamboree is not for me.

Just for a Singapore perspective, Facebook’s co-founder Eduardo Saverin has been living in the country since 2009. A Brazil-born billionaire, he renounced American citizenship in 2011 because, in his own words, he wanted to continue living and working in Singapore

I started blogging in 2006 – that is, before I got on board Facebook. I hit the Twitter bandwagon only in July 2009 though it was founded three years earlier. That is because I found blogging a better way to let off steam.

My idea of social media merrymaking, as I had blogged earlier, is all about letting off steam on issues dear to me, giving praise where due!

G Joslin Vethakumar

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