Just when you think you’ve heard it all….
After five years of activity, and networking–someone reported me to Facebook today as a fake profile. And once again this amazing social network chose not to look at the page, where my official websites, blogs, and other social media accounts are listed and linked. They deactivated my account in the middle of a conversation with a friend, and have requested that I provide my passport and other identification information to prove I am a real person.
This comes on the heels of a block over an image, and the backlash of some petty people who don’t like my stance on role-players and their ugly antics. So, apparently almost 9000 people have been interacting with a figment of their imaginations for the past five years.
I wish I could say this doesn’t upset me, but it does. There are people I have met through Facebook who mean the world to me, good people who are real friends now, people I talk to daily and love, and this was our way of communicating. I am more than a little bit upset.
So, be aware folks, doesn’t matter if you’re real or not–you can be shut down without warning, or being given a chance to prove yourself to be a real person until AFTER you vanish and friends are left stunned and confused.