I happen to think that any camera manufacturer and any photographer who sticks their head in the sand and pretends that social media is some passing fantasy that is only for the "Hello Kitty" crowd, as you so disparagingly refer to it, is just asking to be put out of business.
I think you meant, "fancy" but the typo is appropriate.
I know a few people that "used to" be active on Facebook, and who now use it very rarely. I just skipped the intermediate step.
Ha! Thanks for catching that, I will correct it.
Facebook is fast becoming institutionalized and commercialized, no doubt about it. But, I study the trends pretty closely and it's definitely a medium that is here to stay. People have incorporated it into their daily lives and routines. Within a few years, it could supplant websites as the primary destination of people using the internet.
You know, there are people around (like myself) that find the less socialization the better. There are also people around that just don't want to use computers or be slaves to the constant noise of communications.
I've never really figured out what facebook is for, since you can't "lurk". So I've never joined. From what I hear from those I know that use it, it's probably a good thing since the signal to noise ratio on facebook is rapidly approaching zero.
I'm not on twitter, google+, snapchat (whatever that is), instagram (whatever that is), reddit (not sure what that is, but I gather it's some sort of free-for-all forum), pinterest (some sort of bookmarking thing, I gather) or any other form of "social" media. I follow certain types of media quite actively, but none of it is what I would consider "social", including this site.