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FAQs of (Web) Life: An Advice Column

Q: Am I ready for Twitter?

Dear Ms. Andrus,

I’m still not on any social media sites. (I know...) I have been thinking maybe I would get a Twitter account just to follow some people so I can get a feel for it, see what it’s like, and be more familiar with it. But can I do that without having to actually tweet personally? How do I know if the person tweeting is a real human? Problem is, I’m really kind of private and don’t WANT to tell the world what I am doing every second. But I KNOW I need to be more in the loop. Can I get around my name being attached to it or showing up anywhere? I’m afraid! I hear about things out there that you can never delete.

-Social Media Scaredy Cat