I had to take and advanced class in Web/Media and in the first week the professor asked about social media users.
In a class of 40 students I was one of maybe two that was not on social media.
I was asked why I was not on social media and replied, "Ask anyone in this building, or even on this campus about and I will be remembered because I interact with people.
Why do I need social media".
Well, in the ensuing 5 months I was cruising the campus with my new S.O. and was stopped by a formerly fellow student that asked "didn't you graduate 3 months ago?"
I told him "yes, I did and now I am here with my S.O. and going for a walk after having applied for a bunch of jobs during the week".
Now consider: 3 months after I left, and well after hours (even for a college campus) and I remembered the guy's name and he remembered mine"...well, just consider the average social media encounter w/o a name + face.
How much time is left puzzling: "do I know them, like them and all the other BS questions vs. 'Just Keep walking and ignore if not' or talk to them".
Yes, I understand the value of SM, but darned if I did not see the downside of it from the get go.
I am secure enough in my person to care what I think of me and consider your opinion and not give a flying fuck when 98% appropriate.
I.E. Live long and prosper or DIAF, as appropriate.