For starters, I like your grouchiness. *L* Don't apologize for being yourself. Second, I understand you are very conscious of traps baited with the honey of social networks, and I think it's a reasonable concern. I object to giving anyone information about myself when it's none of their business. On the other hand, I see personal information as the true coin of the realm: you can sell bits of it to get things you want. My response is to limit myself to spending and respending the relatively worthless info. If they ask for too much, I drop out. Facebook doesn't bother me for two reasons: if we have private or government agencies collecting data, what they get from me on Facebook is pretty worthless. Half the posts are actually by my fiance, without identifying herself as not-me. If they ask for info I don't want to give, I lie to them.
By the way, I like doing that to email scammers, too. When I have time, I reply to those people who offer me huge bank accounts. I tell them, for example, my name is Herman Munster or George Washington...give them the Munster address or that of the White House, and look up the FBI phone # in Washington and present it as mine. I take pleasure in dragging it out and wasting their time as they try to scam me.