Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ohhh facebook

I've been acquiring many new facebook friends, most of them from days long ago. This is the point of facebook though, is it not? I like the search aspect (oh admit it, you totally stalk people too, don't lie to me!)

I'm amused by the "people you may know" aspect. I wonder how, just because I might know someone who also knows that someone, facebook assumes I know them. Yes, sometimes facebook gets it right, but sometimes, um, no, not at all. Tonight I was searching my high school (which I found out today totally has a wikipedia entry!) and was searching my graduating class, then each before me. I found that the love of my freshman life is on facebook. He was a senior when I was a freshman, and I loved him like any young freshman girl loves that senior boy they never really talk to. Okay, we talked very occasionally, but that is another post for another day.

Tonight I noticed that we had one mutual friend. Curious was I, so I clicked to see who. It was a girl who was in my class, but I don't know if they spoke much more then I did. She had friended me very recently, just a couple of weeks ago and I don't think we've spoken since graduation. Again, the joys of facebook come full force. Still though, since a lot of new people are popping up on facebook every day, I am just waiting for the day when that love of my life pops up on my people I may know, via many mutual friends.

Then, the big question will be, to poke or not to poke....


Anonymous said...

i've found that alot of people just facebook friend everyone they've ever heard of. alot of the people from my HS do that. i always accept their friend requests and then i start the timer. if they don't actually contact me, even just a wall post saying "Hey" or anything, i defriend them after a few weeks. i don't need to be 1 of someone's 258 friends. that's just silly.

Playful Professional said...

I've got so many friends on Facebook that I haven't talked to in years. Or maybe even decades. When I first got on I searched out my elementary school crush that moved away and had a good chat with him and then my high school crushes of course. Since then I've been pretty MIA on facebook. Not enough time.

anOCgirl said...

i'm totally addicted to facebook and recently a lot of my old HS friends have joined. some of them i'd like to reconnect with and others, well, not so much. however, they are all friends with each other and if i fried the one i want to reconnect with, i feel like i have to friend them all. ugh. it feels like high school all over again.

so yeah, to poke or not to poke? oh, just go ahead and poke but poke safely.