Sunday, November 09, 2008

Friends on Facebook/Myspace....

Ahhhh.... the add friend dilemma. Let me tell you why this irks me. I have one rule when it comes to the adding friend request. Talk to me. Don't just add me because we went to high school, or you are my sisters friend or we were once friends, etc. Talk to me. Say hi. Make small talk. If you can't even do that, then why be friends? Why would I let you into my circle of social neworking if you can't even send a greeting?

There was this guy I used to be friends with back in college. Actually, he was close to my ex. So he added me on Myspace and I thought "hey that's cool....now we can tell stories from times past and shoot the shit." He never once messaged me or left a comment. So I was a tab bit annoyed. He found me so I left the ball in his court to say hi....never did. Many months later during my semi-annual cleaning of the friends on Myspace, I dropped him. The next day he sent me a request to add him. No message, just a generic request. Needless to say I was pissed. I denied his request and never looked back. I wonder, how did he know I dropped him so quickly? Was it just luck or was he a constant follower of my online life and updates? If so, then why the lack of communication? Have we become this retarded in society that it's ok to live thru the internet and forget how to hold an electronic conversation?

It really boggles my mind. What is the point of collecting friends on social networking sites? And it's not just those sites but others like Yelp. I can understand being in Austin and liking the same places but why are people in Arizona wanting to be my friend? PLUS I never get a message. Irritating. I'm not in the "let's see who can get the most friends" quest. I would rather have 10 friends who send me messages, comments and occasional greetings than have 234 friends I couldn't give 2 shits about.

Ok rant off. :)

4 comments:

Dana said...

I had a friend request on Facebook from a girl that went to High School with Jim. Uhhh what? It isn't the Dana and Jim Facebook page, it's the Dana page. I denied her because I thought it was creepy. Plus Jim said he hasn't talked to her since early on in High School. She sent a message with the request, but it was a simple "hi, I went to school with Jim". Weird.

Heather said...

Is this Joey?? Just curious b/c he added me and has never said anything....

Dawnita said...

Heather-
It's Kevin, one of Nathan's friends. Joey never added me.

Dawnita said...

Dana -

That is really weird. If one of Matt's high school girls added me I would be creeped out.

It's the friend quest I tell ya!