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# 16 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 20:17
 
 
Well the big thing to remember is that FB is a 6 year old site. Originally it was for American college students only and you were resigned to your school's network and that's it. Unless your boss was a professor, the general public couldn't see your stuff. Opening it up to the public brought about a culture shift in FB. I had a friend get turned down for a job b/c tar Human Resources folks looked her up and saw pics of her and her husband at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. She wasn't topless, she wasn't drunk, but the mere fact that she would go there cost her the job. People can be quite puritanical here. A pic of you hugging a mate could get you branded gay and not hired either. Most old timer FB folks had a hard time adjusting to that, especially with the changing role of FB over the years along with the clumsy privacy settings.

Newer folks have no excuse. And well,honestly even the old folks don't. But I keep mine private now because even a photo someone tags me in where I have a bottle if beer in my hand could cause issues.

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# 17 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 20:27
 
 
I generally don't add people unless there is a chemistry between us and I think it would translate onto the internet. I don't really have a problem with people adding me though, but I would remove them if I don't think i'll be seeing them again.

I've been on it about a year and I've about 50 friends.
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# 18 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 20:28
 
 
Someone said :

I've been thinking about this, deleting people who added me and haven't talked to me once. But do they know if they have been deleted by you?

They don't get notified, but i'm sure after a while they'll have noticed, unless they have too many friends they can't keep track of them all
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# 19 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 20:33
 
 
Delete them. If they notice they notice.
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# 20 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 20:33
 
 
Someone said :

But do they know if they have been deleted by you?

They won't get notified, but if they try get on your page it will be obvious you deleted them.

One day I went on a major rampage and deleted about half my 'friends'. It was quite therapeutic. But I still feel kinda guilty about some of them - friends of my siblings and siblings of my friends.
But I never talk to them, so why are we friends.
Also it's actually happened people come up in 'friend suggestions' on the left hand side after I delete them. So that means I appear on their 'friend suggestions' too. Not cool Facebook!
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# 21 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 20:34
 
 
Someone said :

But do they know if they have been deleted by you?

They won't get notified, but if they try get on your page it will be obvious you deleted them.

One day I went on a major rampage and deleted about half my 'friends'. It was quite therapeutic. But I still feel kinda guilty about some of them - friends of my siblings and siblings of my friends.
But I never talk to them, so why are we friends.
Also it's actually happened people come up in 'friend suggestions' on the left hand side after I delete them. So that means I appear on their 'friend suggestions' too. Not cool Facebook!
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# 22 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 20:37
 
 
Someone said :

They won't get notified, but if they try get on your page it will be obvious you deleted them.

One day I went on a major rampage and deleted about half my 'friends'. It was quite therapeutic. But I still feel kinda guilty about some of them - friends of my siblings and siblings of my friends.
But I never talk to them, so why are we friends.
Also it's actually happened people come up in 'friend suggestions' on the left hand side after I delete them. So that means I appear on their 'friend suggestions' too. Not cool Facebook!

Exactly, if they never talk to you, then whats the point. I'm going to do it, it'll be no loss
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# 23 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 20:39
 
 
Someone said :

Exactly, if they never talk to you, then whats the point. I'm going to do it, it'll be no loss

Do it, DOOO ITTTT!!!
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# 24 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 20:42
 
 
YaY! Just got rid of CZ!
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# 25 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 20:47
 
 
I had some high school classmates and undergrad classmates add me over the years. I had 400+ friends at one time. Realized that I hadn't said one word to some of them in 10 years. Took them all off. No need for them to see my personal shit, they probably never did anyway with their friend whoring. Some had 1,000+ friends.

I used to delete people who sent me app requests like FarmVille. Or those who clogged up my newsfeed with that shit. Now I just block apps and hide their posts.
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# 26 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 20:55
 
 
Someone said :
YaY! Just got rid of CZ!

*giggles*
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# 27 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 20:56
 
 
I recommend this episode of South Park. '0 friends'
http://www.wisevid.com/play?v=4A_xvz9-xct0
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# 28 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 22:47
 
 
Did a big clear out of dusty old "friends" a few weeks ago. only people I could see myself actually wanting to go for a drink or have a chat with now.
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# 29 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 23:19
 
 
Someone said :
I recommend this episode of South Park. '0 friends'
http://www.wisevid.com/play?v=4A_xvz9-xct0

Brilliant episode! Very apt.
My rule of thumb has been to delete someone after several months if they have nothing to say to me after they themselves have requested we be friends. This has happened w/ several folks I went to school with.
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# 30 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 23:25
 
 
I have 67 friends at the moment, that goes up and down but has only once gone over 75. My policy is that I don't have anyone on there that I wouldn't welcome into my home. I'm always deleting people, once I had to delete a guy as he started preaching his religion at me.. get out of my sitting room.
There is nothing on my facebook that I wouldn't let my mother read (actually she is on there and reads it) but she's a damn pervert.. so it's all good. If people don't want to listen to my tripe (and its all tripe) they know where the delete button is.

People with over 200 friends who try and add me I think twice about, and people who are just adding me as they are friends of friends, if I don't know you and if you haven't made me laugh, then don't bother adding me.
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