and let me tell you, it's been liberating.
dudes that friend 13 year old girls.
I must be doing it wrong.
So as much as it annoys me sometimes, it's also good for something.
source for insipid aphorisms, and puppy and kitten pictures.
about 3 weeks before it gets to FB.
we are both gay. We had not really talked to each other since sophomore year in high school, so I could not figure out why she was requesting me to friend her. I was feeling nice that day, so I accepted.
We have been friends on Facebook for 3 years, not a peep from her. I posted a musical quote for fun, about having a baby. She posted a comment two seconds later, "is this a hint...???" I of course responded that no babies would ever be made in our house.
Calm down girl who I haven't talked to in 20 years. Calm down.
Instant defriending. I do not get Twitter, unless you're a celebrity, news source, or very large ego'ed person.
I might have 10 friends, and literally only use it as a sort of news aggregator (links to EDSBS stories, transit policy, news, etc.).
you're lucky we're still "friends"
If you posted about Crossfit or your kid two days in a row you got deleted. I dont have kids and never will....I sure as hell dont need to know everything about yours. I also dont give a shit if you checked in at the gym and are preparing to move a tractor tire and throw a ball against the wall.
My friend list is getting quite small.
I like pictures of your kids. I don't need to read about their bowel movements.
My most annoying Facebook friend is the adult sibling of one of my best high school friends who has Down's syndrome. I hate to even call her annoying but her Facebook behavior includes posting four to five slightly different status updates about the same thing in a span of a couple of hours. And every few days a long one full of exclamation points asking why people delete her and don't comment on her statuses.
I've deleted a lot of people but can't bring myself to delete her.
I don't know if I've ever defriended someone. I honestly don't know how many people, or who defriended me. I don't care. I used to post a lot, now I don't as much.
The weirdest thing I find is co-workers wanting to "friend" me on Facebook. No thanks. I like to have an area where I can bitch about work and not have it brought up in conversation.
then you're doing it all wrong.
It was becoming all Wedding and Baby photos and "Look at me at the Hamptons!" stuff.
I've had the same e-mail address for 10 years, and if you know my name, you know how easy I am to find. Nothign personal to anyone, but there's so much more free time I have now.
And then returned in September in order to keep in contact with the cute Australian girl I'm visiting soon. Go figure on that one.
At least get a Twitter feed so you can continue to say funny things please.
Thanks. People tend to be less creep-tastic on Twitter.
The change, from pictures of young ladies wearing very little, to new born babies wearing very little, has been infuritating.
I only post pictures of my dog. I've only been to the Hamptons once in my life and have no plans to return.
then I realized there are people who I actually want to see baby and wedding pictures. So I kept those people - and cut out everyone else.
privacy. This was a recent post from a woman I used to work with:
"Long night in the hospital after the husband's bag came detached. So tired."
You won't see their posts in your newsfeed, but you're still "friends".
Up until recently, I had assumed you were joking.
If what you have to say, or what's going on in your life, is so irritating/nonsensical/boring that I'd rather not even take the time to scroll past it in my news feed, why on earth should we be "friends?"
much on FB; my sister updates her status as much as 10 times a day. My daughter stated this weekend at the Elbo Room: "There are some people who just shouldn't be on FB, and Aunt ***** is one of them." She was a college student when FB was just for students, so she thinks we should all be off of it.
I'm fortunate none of my family/close friends are obnoxious facebook users.
policies, I'm sure said person would lose their shit.
Another (former) friend's sister recently had a baby. She was posting pictures from the delivery room, including some VERY graphic ones. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
If I haven't talked to you in more than 2 years and you annoy me, I'm either defriending you or removing you from my news feed. You have to be vicious about it as well.
I think I have something like 130 or so friends on there and it works well for me. There's probably 30 or so people that are off my facebook news feed as well since they mostly just posted annoying shit, but weren't assholes or anything like that.
otherwise you wouldn't have defriended her.
As a side note, I never joined and have no plans to do so. I waste enough time on this board to add something else to the mix.
including her. She's always been a bit drama queen/spoiled though, so this shouldn't be too shocking.
tell her that you defriended her because she never sent you any nude pictures.
It is a win-win. If she tells you that you're a pig and she won't send you those pictures, you never have to talk to her again and if she sends you the pictures you get to see her naked.
it is a classic no lose gambit.
You don't say?
all that's missing is "tried girl on girl in college at a sorority party when REALLY drunk (OMG)."
The best because it helped me organize an undergraduate class mini-reunion that gathered approximately 300 classmates and family. As my classmates entered the bar, I inevitably remembered 60-70% of them and even details of their lives...because of Facebook. It really was a great tool.
And then there were the catcalling and comments directed at me by non-ND folks during the game. I should have ignored them, but I couldn't. I said some regrettable things. I made stupid arguments. I invariably played the role of "arrogant ND fan" in their eyes. It's my mistake more than Facebook's, but Facebook made my decisions much more public.
Such a fun event! Absolute blast.
...I only accept about 1/10 of friend requests I get. The rest I just ignore. My friends list is very short.
I built a massive friend list during college. At one point it was up to around 1000 people, primarily people I met once or twice, had a class with, or ran into at a party or something. I realized I never, ever talked to a large majority of them.
And I hate myself for not being able to delete it completely. The problem is it's the only way I stay in touch with extended family and friends from college.
I do a major cull once a year. I deleted a bunch of NDNation people a while back, not because I didn't like them, but because worlds were colliding and it all became too much. I got about three hurt emails, it sucked.
I really hate facebook, but as long as so many of my friends use it as their primary point of contact, I can't bring myself to delete it.
great seeing you and your wife on monday (and Tim obviously too)
Thanks for hosting us, it was great to see you.
Its easy to give away beer and food that i didnt pay for.
Sorry i was going back and forth, there were a few people there i hadnt seen in 10 years or so.
If an actual good friend of mine deleted me, I would wonder why and contact them. But I know for a fact I've been "defriended" several times by people I once knew, or met once or twice, and I never thought about contacting them.
I want to use Facebook to share things in my life with the people I'd actually want to know things. I don't care to let everyone I've ever met, or everyone I once had a class with, or everyone I met at a party and said "we should hang out", know that we're expecting a baby or we got a new car or something.