Why Me? Aren't You Curious?
May 25, 2017 12:27pm CST
The Facebook social media network is big enough to be its own country! Did you know: “... Facebook connects more than nine hundred million monthly users, some 80 percent outside of the United States” (Source: "First Stop on the Electronic Silk Road: 'Facebookistan'". blog.yalebooks.com. Yale Books Unbound, 07 Aug. 2013. ) Do you ever get friend requests from total complete strangers? How do you handle them? Confirm or Delete? Why? Aren't you curious to know why people from various parts of the world picked you out of 900 million people to friend? I am! ~ Did they use a computer program? ~ Did one of my posts pop up in their news stream? ~ Were they looking for people in Texas? Have you ever asked somebody: "Why do you want to be friends with me?" I did! I figure the question is an "ice breaker". The responses were interesting. http://blog.yalebooks.com/2013/08/07/first-stop-on-the-electronic-silk-road-facebookistan/
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Yes, I am but I keep on asking myself "Why I would like to be a friend of him or her?". So mostly, I just ignored them. When I accepted, I deleted them for spamming at my feed, like sending me a lot of God's phrases, that brings me bad luck if I don't follow. Heh... I believe in God but not that way of convincing me.
• Austin, Texas
@ramapo17 - I know! I'm signed in all day long. But I'm not on Facebook all day long. One of my friends told me he had to take away his wife's computer access. She was on social media all day and wasn't doing anything else! You know for a man, that can be very hard. (Just kidding.) But really … it's sort of unhealthy to be obsessed with something. Unless that “something” is MyLot.
• Melbourne, Florida
I do not accept anyone on any site that I do not know or know of. I was hacked twice and it is a pain to get everything in order again and straightened out. Since I started on myLot, I am not on facebook very often any more. I usually go on to check what my friends or family are up to.
• Austin, Texas
I like to check my Facebook memories. I've done a lot of stuff over the years. I delete a lot, but some posts are actually worth recycling. I'm glad FB has that feature. I also chit chat with a few folks on FB. We share home biz tips or just have friendly conversation. But as for social activity, most of my time is divided between MyLot and ForumCoin and now I'm testing the Postloop forums. I was at Literacy Base but when I reached payout they didn't pay me. So I don't hang out there any more. The site is still there and people are posting. Either those members are getting paid or they're just having fun. You know if they wanted me to leave the site, all they had to do was ask. It's their site. I would have left peacefully. Right now I have content at LB and need to decide what can be done with it, so I have not deleted my account. Of course, I could wake up one day and find that the owners deleted my account. I have accounts with other social blogging sites like Niume. But there is not much social activity at those sites.