Everyone was doing it, okay? I mean, that’s not why I finally broke down, it’s not the reason, or even an excuse, but everyone was doing it. So how bad could it be? Right? Right?
It was when I googled my own name — my own name! — and found two people there, with my name, but they weren’t me!
I have a very unusual name. The idea that there could be other people with the same name didn’t shock me, I’d seen them before in search results, but they were always down low, maybe on the second page.
But these hits were high. First page, near the top. And they aren’t me!
So I did it. Not because all of you are already doing it — don’t deny it! — but because people looking for me would already think I’ve done it. So I decided I might as well.
But I didn’t know, I didn’t understand — the hours wasted, the time gone — now I know, but it’s too late.
God help me, I joined Facebook tonight.