Thursday, April 08, 2010

Facebook Dilemma

In case you haven't joined this decade, Facebook is the way to communicate right now. I love Facebook, mostly. Actually, I guess you'd call it a love/hate relationship.
1. I like seeing what my friends are up to.

2. Love playing games! Yep, I like to farm, and cook, and play with my virtual pet.

3. I enjoy sharing my photos with friends and looking at my friends' photos. Ya gotta love this digital age!

4. I like to see the links that my friends post. I've posted a few, too, such as current news items or giveaways.

5. It's an easy way to keep in touch with family members that I don't get to see all the time.

6. Along those same lines, instant messaging is a pretty good feature, also.

7. It's a good way to waste a few hours a day (in a good way).

8. It's a good way to waste a few hours a day (not in a good way).

9. Sometimes I don't want people to be able to see that I'm online. I want to go on and play my games anonymously.

10. Another thing about Facebook that I don't like is that they keep changing the format.

11. Notifications for many of the games I play are going away.

12. I hate when I get a friend request from someone I went to high school with that I don't even remember. Or maybe I do remember them, but I wasn't really friends with them, so I wonder why they want to "friend" me on Facebook? Are they just trying to increase their network? If we weren't friends then, and I haven't seen them or talked to them in over 25 years, why do I want them to be my "friend" now?

13. Last, but not least... Imagine getting a friend request from your EX mother-in-law? How in the world do you respond to that?

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14 comments:

jenn said...

I always use the "go offline" option, so no one can see that I am on there, and I am pretty picky about who I accept friend requests from.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

i have the offline option on all the time. as for #13 I ignore it.

jillconyers said...

I don't know that I would still have a FDB account if not for the simple fact that it is the best way to find people that you thought you would never see or talk to again. About the MIL? Did you respond yet?

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I am the same, it's a love hate relationship. I like playing the games, but hate all these people wanting to be friends. I don't even know half of them. Have a great day!

Sherrie
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I am Harriet said...

I had to step away from those FB games.

Have a great day!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/04/hey-bud-mailed-census/

Kim said...

I never sign out so my friends just think I am maybe not around whether I am or not. I like it that way.

And I love my farm...and my new farmville puppy that I will probably forget to feed....

Grandma said...

I'm a My Spacer, but the friends and the games are pretty much the same concept.

If you really dislike someone who sends a friend request, accept them and them delete them the next day. They should get the message. Otherwise, just don't accept them as friends.

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Brenda ND said...

Hmm. I don't have a facebook account. You've given me a little to think about. Thanks.

Connie said...

I love FB for helping me keep in touch with friends and family far away. That's worth all the 'con's... ALL of them!

Melanie said...

I was going to mention the "offline" option. Its a god sent for those (like me) who love to play games yet not chat too much. lol

Im a fan of the treasure digging games but they can seriously eat into your day. lol

latree said...

I agree with most of the point, especially that it's the best way to waste time, ha.

having a friend request from a highschool friend is quite okay than from some one you don't know at all.
my friends said may be they are some people who like to read my notes (as I write) but still I don't find it comfortable to let strangers to see my updates. another friend suggested me to make a fan page but noway, I'm not that popular celebrity.

Americanising Desi said...

i m allergic to friend requests!

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Connie said...

I'll add ... I have accepted a number of friend requests from people from HS that I lost track of (I left my home state at 17 and never stopped traveling), and have felt blessed to reconnect. Through them, I've been friended by a number of other people who went to my school that I did not know from my grade, or who graduated in other years. Most simply want 'friends' as neighbors in games, which is fine with me, I'll help, but I've actually developed good on-line relationships with a couple other ladies. Being from the same city, same school, having an interest in the same games and sharing common opinions about topics we post about has definitely given us a good base for a real, albeit virtual(!), friendship. Sharing a laugh over coffee with these online 'strangers' often starts my day off on a very positive note.

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I'd much prefer a phone call or visit from an old friend - and as for the ex mother in-law, I wouldn't hesitate to push ignore!

Personally I have so much going on that facebook is quickly becoming just a game console for me late at night. I hate being on the dang computer day and night and I'm falling soooooo far behind on blog reading and comments.

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