I got a friend request from a high school classmate. I think I mentioned it in the past that my Facebook account is only for the people with whom I really interact with. Or to those with whom I want to reconnect with. From time to time, I accept friend requests from old classmates. But I check their profiles first since I want to know if they are the same person I’ve known in the past.
This old high school classmate of mine was not really a friend. I barely talked to her in class. We were only classmates in freshmen year. After that, I didn’t know what happened to her anymore.
So I checked her Facebook profile. And boy did she looked crazy to me! Literally crazy! She also looked like she’s in the flesh trade, if you know what I mean.
I ignored her friend request. As I’ve said in the past, my Facebook account is not there to win the most number of friends in the history of social networking. It’s there to communicate with friends and love ones. I really ignore friend requests from persons I am not interested in becoming friends with. Or to those who look totally weird or crazy to me. Like that old high school classmate.
Do you approve all Facebook friend requests you get?
Do you add every person who adds you as a friend in Facebook? How do you talk to the 400+ people in your friends list? Do you even read their updates?
I have 106 friends in Facebook. I removed the 11 I realized I added by mistake. These are people I don’t actually talk to and don’t care about. So I removed them from my friends list. I am now down to 95. Ang konti di ba? The thing is, these people are the ones I am interested about. The people I care about what’s happening in their lives. These are the people I really talk to and will talk to when I see them online.
More people have added me on Facebook. I am not a snob when I ignore their requests. It’s just that, whenever someone adds me up, I ask myself, do I really want these people to know what’s happening in my life? Do I want these people to be able to read my senseless (haha) posts? The only answer I can come up with is “NO!” so I ignore them and move on.
I understand that some people use Facebook to generate income. I’ve seen others selling items there. Now, adding 1,000+ is the way to go. But for a personal account? No offense to those who have more than 400+ friends. This post is for me. I just can’t see myself interacting with that many people in my account.
My FB is an intimate affair and I would like it to stay as such.
How about you?