Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

10 Mar 2009, 8:59 a.m.

Late Adopter Treat

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2009 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

One nice thing about not having an account on Friendster, PayPal, Amazon, Facebook, MySpace, eBay, or Twitter is that I know any email I get entitled "Your [website] account is compromised!" is fraudulent phishing spam.


10 Mar 2009, 11:01 a.m.

I have several of those accounts, and I know any emails I get entitled such are fraudulent.

10 Mar 2009, 13:59 p.m.

And you don't get to see my brief yet hilarious status updates!

11 Mar 2009, 12:04 p.m.

Your lack of Facebook account is compromised!

11 Mar 2009, 12:59 p.m.

You are my new most favoritest person for also being a holdout against the madness.

13 Mar 2009, 23:12 p.m.

Avoiding social networking I can totally understand, but no Amazon account? How do you procure your shiny things?