Would you randomly accept someone to be your friend?

United States
July 27, 2009 4:24pm CST
On facebook, there were many people ask for some total stranger to be their friends. Maybe you had done the same too. That would due to many reasons, such as you like that person's picture; blogs; and information stats. So, if there is a person who sent you a friend request, would you accept him as a friend randomly? Or you might reject it because you don't know him/her?
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@inedible (771)
• Singapore
28 Jul 09
I do that all the time. I don't reveal important stuff on Facebook, so I don't mind strangers seeing what I post.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I do not accept a friend request unless I know the person from high school or college. I dont want someone I do not know having the ability to see things about my life like email and all of that jazz. I mean my life is private for a reason.
@UK_Shree (3604)
27 Jul 09
I don't like accepting people that I don't know on Face Book. I think it is silly and a waste of time. I do not accept friend requests from strangers and I certainly do not even accept requests if I know the person but do not like them. What is the point!
@abenitez (501)
• United States
27 Jul 09
For me to accept them as a friend on Facebook I either have to personally know them or know them by affiliation with my friends. I dont just add and confirm random people on that site.
• New Zealand
27 Jul 09
Since so much personal information is avaliable on my facebook page I do not accept friend invites from people I do not know. Actually when messaging most of my friends on facebook I tend to send them private messages instead of posting on their wall. As some information should be kept confidential. E.g the time of location that we are meeting. The internet can be potentially a dangerous place, and one should always take precautions to protect their indentity. I do not like the new facebook feed that shows everyone your converstaion with others.
• United States
27 Jul 09
I never accept a total stranger as a friend on Facebook. This allows them to see too much personal information, which is not only creepy, but can possibly be very dangerous, inviting stalkers. I would suggest that noone that has a facebook account, or any other website that shows personal information accept strangers as friends.
@Iggy0001 (21)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
27 Jul 09
I would never accepted strangers on my facebook account.
27 Jul 09
Not on my facebook no. I only accept people who I know on there as I share quite a lot of personal stuff and pictures- things I would not want strangers knowing. Also you have to be careful nowadays due to Identity fraud and the like.
• United States
27 Jul 09
I only accept people that I know because I have pictures from family events and I talk about personal things and I have my privacy settings so that only friends can view my stuff.