Saturday, March 27, 2010

Facebook Friends defines friend as a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard. The expression "personal regard" is open to interpretation. The concept of friendship has been corrupted in this "Facebook world." When one opens a Facebook account there is a temptation to build up a large list of friends. I friended many Slutskys who were not related to me. I also tried to friend NJIT students in an attempt to promote my services as a librarian to them. I have friended people from my past, NJIT colleagues, people with similar interests and friends of friends.

Some months ago I de-friended several people whom I just didn't know. This morning I de-friended 38 people for that same reason. As I perused my list, I did give many people the benefit of the doubt, but my list is at 380 which is still too high. Facebook does not inform a member when someone unfriends him, so I am certain that many people have done the same to me for whatever reason.

This entire Facebook thing is getting silly. I suppose it is a fad that will eventually decline in popularity. I have noticed that many people start a profile and then abandon it or delete it in a short period of time. I have had positive and negative experiences with it.

Have a nice day everybody.

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