Today, someone asked me why I don’t have a Facebook page.
I do. In fact, I have more FB pages than most people:
- There are the Kangaroo Math Malaysia page, as well as the Beaver Malaysia page, and the Kancil Science Malaysia page, and, to round up the menagerie of academic contests that we organize, the Kijang Economics page.
- There are the Olympiads that we run, each with its own pages: the Malaysian Earth Science Olympiad (MyESO), the Malaysian Astronomy Olympiad (MyAO), the Malaysian Junior Science Olympiad (MyJSO) and the Malaysian Computational Linguistics Olympiad (MyCLO).
- And the page of the parent company of ArdentEdu (the company that runs all these contests), Aidan Group.
- And now, the Pandai page too.
These are the projects and companies in which I play an active role, so I consider their Facebook pages to be mine as well.
Of course, I understand what she was actually asking: why don’t I have a personal Facebook page?
The answer is simple: I value privacy and tranquility in my personal life. I do not miss much by not being on Facebook: anything on Facebook worth reading I will still hear about, either through my friends or my wife. The rest I do not bother.