People, I have been on Facebook for so long now that when I joined my children were scandalized by the news. This is how you tell a social network is The Latest Thing, incidentally: if your teenage kids have to sit down and think about whether or not they’re okay with you using it. We went through this with Tumblr too.
It’s been a long time is my point. Long enough to see the website go from being a weird niche thing that required explanation to something so common that people say “You don’t have Facebook?” in the same tone of voice they use when saying “You don’t have a driver’s license?”
Despite that, I waited until last night to establish an author page for myself on Facebook. I can’t explain why this is, although leading candidates are:
- a misapprehension that this might be difficult in some way
- an underappreciation of the significance of such a page
I have since rectified the lack of an author page in my life. And now that I’ve set it up, I urge you to visit it and Like it, and fill the gaping need you did not know you had for an author page featuring me.