I have more than one Instagram account. More than one YouTube channel. More than one Twitter...etc. I don't have multiples for every site, but I am, at minimum, registered on darn near every platform. I was raised probably fairly similar to @mofojar in the sense that everyone online is out to abduct you, so you don't share anything kind of advice. I've completely gone the opposite way from that. I'm not going to try and sway anyone's opinion, but I think social media is what you make it, and it's helpful to understand that in general, if you aren't paying for a product or service, you are the product. I think we can look back through media across all of history and think of ways that folks could have complained about the spread of information. A lot of those kinds of complaints are well documented. As an example, as printed news was becoming popular, why would someone opt to pay a newspaper to run an ad/classified for their product when they could just stand on the corner, or drive to the town where they are hoping to sell the goods and yell on the corner? Maybe because it could reach more people? So, the cost of me being able to upload a photo of a life event, or ask for help from years worth of friends in an instant isn't a one time, or recurring fee (like a newspaper listing, that could go out to who knows how many strangers) the price is getting targeted ads, and knowing that my data is largely disassociated from me as an individual and used to inform companies, and I'm ok with that. In regards to Facebook specifically, I get to select which things I share with the world, and which are only shared with my immediate family. I get to share those things nearly instantly. I don't have to wait for the Wells Fargo Wagon or the Pony Express or find stamps and wait a week or more, you get the point. I'm ranting on the other side of the argument now, so I'm going to leave it at that for the time being.