Friday, October 24, 2008

My observations of facebook...

Ok, first of all, I am addicted to facebook. Its ridiculous! I walk by the computer, and it calls to me, "Come see who added you as a friend. Come see what random people were thinking 5 minutes ago!" and I have to stop and sit down and look. So silly. But it cracks me up this whole friendship thing. I see a friend that I know and I think, I know there are people we both know, so I look at their friendship list and find at least one person to connect with. But I have to say, I see lots of people that I have known at one time in my life, but I think, if I asked them to be my friend, they would think I was weird because we really weren't friends. But apparently other people do not have that filter because I have gotten requests from people that I honestly do not know. I looked a few up in my college yearbook and there they were, so I confirm their friendship because I'm too nice not to. Jason said he denies people all the time. I asked him if they get a message that he denied them, and he said he doesn't care, that's the point. But I'm too nice. But last night, I actually deleted three people that I honestly don't know. It said they don't notify them, which is good. And then I had a horrible thought. I am waiting on about 20 people to confirm my friendship, and what if they don't want to be friends with me, and they denied me and I just don't know it??!!! Is that possible? Do people really not want to be my friend? Were there people who accepted me, but they were too nice to say no, and deleted me later? Jason said a lot of people just try to get as many friends as possible. At first I thought that was ridiculous, but I have to say, I am proud of myself as my friend count goes up. Just what I need is another avenue of testing my low-self esteem.

2 comments:

CDJ said...

I'm SO glad you wrote this. This is exactly how I have felt. And Jason's take on it doesn't surprise me...this is why I refrained from inviting him to be my friend. Philip wanted me to, but I couldn't handle the potential rejection. LOL

Jenn said...

I LOVE this post!!! I think everyone could agree with your thoughts! I think it is hilarious all of the people that randomly want to be your friend...and yes, I have to say "yes" because I don't want to her that person's feelings. I have "ignored" a request once b/c I totally didn't know the person...and it looked a little odd!

I'm enjoying reading your blog...I'm glad you found mine so that I could find yours! I should SOO be asleep right now...but we get an extra hour...would someone tell my 14 month old that?!?