Friends are funny things….

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logo_facebook….on Facebook that is!

I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time and Mia Freedman’s post on her website yesterday morning gave me a little push to hurry up and get this opinion out! Mia’s post was titled: “Do you have ‘friends’ you don’t like (or even know) on Facebook?”

I love Facebook in the sense that it’s a great way to stay in touch with people who live in a different place than you, find old school friends and reconnect and share photos with people instead of sending out stacks of emails.

But yes, there are people on there that I barely know and probably never will, and people that I don’t really like. Because we do put personal information on there, like photos, I have often thought about doing a Facebook cull. Not to be petty or pathetic, but because I would rather only communicate with the people that I want to.

So why accept all their friend requests in the first place, I hear you ask? Well back when I first started on Facebook I didn’t really care, and quite happily accepted all friend requests. Now that I use it often, sometimes I think; Would I make time to see that person or that person and show them photos and discuss my life. No. So why then should I share all that with them on Facebook.

I know everybody uses it for different reasons and has a different opinion on this, so let me know what you think!

  • Ben
    June 10, 2009

    Ami, i can speak for myself, but i think friend requests are a little bit of an ego boost arn’t they? Surely, everybody feels a little bit special when somebody requests to be their friend. And probably even more so with someone you dont like as THEY are requesting YOUR friendship. I dont know….

  • Ami
    June 10, 2009

    Had definitely thought of that. Almost like a silent competitiveness as to how many “friends” you can have! All seems a bit high school doesn’t it!

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