Fifty and Fabulous

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One Online Presence?

(Ok, so apologies before hand – this is going to be a rant post)

I am getting miffed; Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! Facebook, Twitter, e-mail providers, shopping sites (really?!), the list apparently endless… would I like to sign in with my existing Google/Yahoo!/Facebook/Twitter/etc account?


I don’t want to link all my online profiles, thank you very much.

I don’t want everybody knowing everything about me; what I’m doing or where I going (both online & in real life).

Not every thought that I have is suitable to every person I know.


What I mean is – I have many people in my life; I have a good number of work colleagues, I have friends & acquaintances that I’ve met because of my children and/or hubby, my interest, hobbies and participation in online forums & groups have also resulted in strangers that I now call friends because although we’ve never met in real life, we have been a part of each others’ lives and I am lucky to have a small number of best friends who have been there for me when times were tough and held my hair when times were (too) good! Lol!

All these people in my life know me in varying degrees; it’s down to me whether I decided to tell my boss/mother-in-law if I was out on the lash (hubby-less) with my besties at the weekend… (and let’s face it that conversation will never happen!)

I know some of you reading this will point out that that’s what the security options are there for, I can go into my settings and list who sees what on Facebook, which accounts/profiles are linked to which, etc. Yes, you’re quite right but I’m struggling (please tell me I’m not the only one), the privacy settings keep changing far too frequently for my liking. *sigh* I’m finding it easier to just keep some stuff separate but how much longer will I have this choice???

~ Tabytha ~