Home And Away's longest-serving cast member Ray Meagher admits he is "yesterday's man" but that's exactly the way he likes it.
The Gold Logie winner, who has played Alf Stewart since the first episode aired exactly 25 years ago, doesn't have either a Twitter or Facebook account.
In fact the veteran Aussie actor only recently acquired a smartphone and says he finds email a nuisance.
"I've been dragged kicking and screaming into this millennium," Meagher tells AAP with a huge smile.
"I own a laptop and I now have an iPhone.
"Even keeping up with emails is enough to drive you nuts."
He says social media has its purpose and works well for TV shows such as Home And Away, but he doesn't like how it's spawned a whole breed of anonymous bloggers who use it for malicious reasons.
And that's why Meagher is happy to leave social media for Gen Ys to deal with.
"The tweeting and the Facebooking I really don't like it because people can put whatever they like on there and be totally anonymous," he says.
"They are not accountable for what they say.
"I don't want to buy into it.
"I'd rather be completely oblivious and let them say what they like and not respond and not worry about what they do."
While Meagher has kept classic Aussie sayings such as "stone the crows" alive for more than two decades on Home And Away, his acting credits runs a lot deeper than the Seven Network soapie, which has just gone into production for its 26th season.
The 68-year-old's career started when television was still being beamed in black and white and since he has appeared in some of Australia's best-known films and television series.
His early TV credits include roles in Matlock Police, ground-breaking series Number 96 and the hugely popular Prisoner.
He was also cast in the acclaimed Aussie movies The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Breaker Morant and Newsfront.
Even though Meagher has played Alf Stewart since 1988 his tenancy at Summer Bay seems assured.
There's little chance of him leaving Home And Away to retire or even reignite a movie career.
"I've just signed a new contract and it's a nominal five-year contract," Meagher says.
"They have very kindly put a clause in that I can give them six months notice."