Owen is not a fan of Facebook. He explained in a Songfacts interview
: "It's cool for some people that really honestly use it connect with long-lost friends. But, see, once you connect with these 'long-lost friends,' they're no longer 'long-lost' friends. So people tend to get into long-lost friends and new-found business. And I just… (laughs) I hate that about it." He was into MySpace though, back when the social media site outranked Facebook and was a popular proving ground for musicians. Many fans would ask him to give them a call, and he would!
"I wanted people to know that it was real. I kept calling people back and they kept saying, "No way, no way this is you, no way this is you." And I'd say, "Do you really call people and leave a message and you're expecting them not to call you back? I don't leave you a message and expect you not to call me back."