DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a professional transcriptionist, and I spend, literally, eight hours or more a day on solid computer use. I am very reluctant to spend my off time on yet more computer use, let alone use precious time with my family with my nose to the screen.
So I do not participate in online social media. Several of my siblings find this deplorable, that I am not "with it." Am I being anti-social?
GENTLE READER: Has it come to that -- that wanting to be with human beings, instead of machines, is called anti-social?
When Miss Manners picks herself up from the fainting couch, she might consider the possibility that your siblings have given up writing letters, making telephone calls and sending emails, and that they therefore feel that they have lost touch with you unless they can tell themselves that you are reading their posts.
So while you should ignore the bullying about not keeping up -- a tactic they should have left behind with childhood -- you might address the deeper problem. Tell them you would love to keep in personal touch and invite them to visit.