Facebook Friends? Forget It!

Why do I keep getting roped into these social networking websites? LinkedIn, Facebook… I think I even flirted withย Classmates.com. But who am I going to network with? Casting directors? They don’t hire hosts off websites. Friends? Don’t I already email them and talk about getting together, though we never do? Do I really need a site like Facebook to reinforce that we are essentially lonely people on a lonely planet? Guess I do.

10 thoughts on “Facebook Friends? Forget It!

  1. I totally want to post this video on my facebook page- may I? I should also ask, can I- is it possible- hmm, maybe as a link.

    Anyway, I joined facebook because I was invited to join a group my highschool graduating class started. On one hand, I was able to reconnect with a handful of people that I really think are awesome, and now we keep in touch via other means. On the other hand, I keep getting these “so-and-so Is friends with this guy and thinks you might know him too” invites. Yeah, I know him. He was a douche bag (pardon me) in high school and I sure as heck don’t want to know him now. That’s what I hate about facebook. That is also why I don’t have 700 “friends”.

  2. Missey, go for it!

    It’s hard because you don’t want to be rude. but, I don’t want to “friend” some dude I slept with 10 years ago. So many dicey moments connected with confirm or ignore

  3. You just made me check my Facebook and I got side tracked with my comment. *lol* I think the rules are just different in the online world. I’m not offended if someone doesn’t make me a friend. And on the flip side of that I don’t just make anyone my friend. My Facebook has less than 10 people at the moment. I do think you have to be careful with home many of these sites you have yourself on. In the past I’ve spead myself too thin, ended up with blog/online burn out.

  4. So funny, I’ve been saying the same thing about Facebook (and the like) for a while now. Just because we walked the same halls in school or work and maybe even may have said “hi” on occasion, does NOT make us friends. I think people get caught up in the “I remember so-and-so” nostalgia and get add-a-friend crazy. Shared proximity is often not the same thing as friendship. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Haaa Daph. Good one- I have 4 requests today from people whose name I can’t even pronounce and a 5th from another person with my same name in Alabama? What? Are we supposed to chat because we have the same name? Ack! xoxo

  6. My family and friends wonder why I don’t join Facebook when I have a Youtube page (so I must be in favor of it all right?) Truth is, after working in the entertainment industry and getting letters from people I don’t know (and then one ends up being my room mate!) I’ve decided I don’t need 700 “friends”. 200+ on a Christmas card list is enough to think about right now (some with the same last name who don’t even reciprocate!)

  7. So true. I found this post completely refreshing, and I’m glad I’m not the only person who feels this way about facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much!

  8. yes, yes. a friend said to me the other night that there are parents at her daughter’s school who won’t make eye contact with her, but “friend” her on facebook. she is like, “come talk to me!”

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