I am not a “Friend” collector on Facebook – infact the Private me is infact quite PRIVATE….
I have all of 50 “Friends” on my Facebook page, but I was horrified the other day when I had decided to add a new “friend” who had been waiting to see that my numbers had gone from 50 to 49!!!! I had been DE Friended by some one …..??? Dropped. Dumped…!! ARRGGHH!!!!!!!
I then went through my friend list to see who it was ….. for the life of me I had NO IDEA who had thought of me as an unworthy friend. During this time a thought came to me. I got myself a piece of paper and decided to write out my “Friend” list from Facebook… 1-50 and away I started. I got to 35 quite easily but then started to struggle.
I have to say at this point that any one on my PRIVATE me will know that I dont “GET” the 100-200 or in some cases 500-800 FRIENDS THING???? Who has THIS many FRIENDS that need to know what is happening in their world??
I am not quite sure where or even when society changed. It is now almost the normal to have an open house of thoughts, events, opinions & details with all our kids school friends mums?? Anyone we meet at someones house?? School friends we have not seen in 20 years?? Co-workers?? Anyone we have been with in a course??
Dont get me wrong – I have got some very nice and great supportive friends who since adding them on Facebook we have had late night conversations about things we would have never know about each other, we have giggled together, we have played games together. I have travelled places with them “virtually” & have shared cybernews together. In general though I never feel like I am missing out by not adding people.
Maybe this is why on this fans page is freaks me out some times to have over 700 “likers” who are interested in ME…!!
I guess with a page writing about a topic is different – as a person on Facebook it makes me think of the following…
I might just go next door and see if they are on Facebook and join them up so that I can see what happens in their private life but not really care about them day to day….
So here is my TASK to you for this week end.
- Grab your own piece of paper and write YOUR friends list…..mmmmmm interesting thought hey??
- Check through your list & LOOK closely at who your selected FRIENDS are and why ….
- See if you can CULL – YEAP DELETE 5 % of your “friends” or even 10% if you are feeling ruthless….
- Post for me what a FRIEND on Facebook means to you
mmmmm I wonder if I am deleted of some of my friends list ?? I do hope not !