Afraid of social net work sites - facebook

@Jotomy (6322)
India
March 6, 2012 11:05am CST
I don't know, i am very afraid of making friends in face book. I will be getting many friends requests daily but unless i know them i will not add them. Do you add the friends whoever send you the request. Will you see their profile and add them as friends?
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@dpk262006 (58673)
• Delhi, India
18 Nov 12
Hi Jo! Your apprehensions are understandable. Facebook and mylot are different kind of social networking sites. On Facebook we have our relatives, close friends and others and we keep uploading pictures and some of our updates, which our near or dear ones may be interested. We do not want to share everything with 'others' (e.g. friend's friends) as they are out of our close circle. It is, therefore, appropriate on your part not to accept requests from unknown souls FB. I also decline requests which are received from unknown sources, as far as FB is concerned.
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@dpk262006 (58673)
• Delhi, India
6 Dec 12
You should not add 'unknown' persons on FB, there is nothing wrong in it.
@Jotomy (6322)
• India
5 Dec 12
Hi dpk, i really afraid of people who ask for freind request in facebook, unless i know them very well i will never add them so. Have a nice day.
• Canada
6 Mar 12
I think you need to be careful when accepting new friends. I always check out their profile and try to figure out where I now them from. I think the most annoying thing is accepting a new friend, and they play farmville all day, so your newsfeed is filled with pointless updates. If you are using FB for networking, it may be better to set up a separate account from your personal account.
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@Cranos (273)
• Belgium
6 Mar 12
You realise you can block farmville like any other facebook app, right?
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
10 Mar 12
Hi kcwheeler and Cranos, yes we must be very careful while accepting the friends. I too check the profiles of the members and if i like i will add otherwise i will not. I have many pending requests like that. Most of the members are ask us to play famville but i don't have time to play. Facebook consumes lot of time, but if we want to have good interaction with our friends we can sometime chat or send messages, that will be fine. Have a nice day.
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
9 Mar 12
For me it depends on if I have friends in common with the person that has requested to be my friend. If we do have friends in common, then I will accept the friendship request. However, there are times that we don't have any friends in common and I'm not looking for friends to help me with my games and in those situations I will not accept someone to be my facebook friend because you never know if they are a spammer.
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi dora, how are you, your husband and your family. Okay common friends are common to all. I never tried to play games because i will not get time dora. True we will not be knowing the spammers. Have a nice day.
@vt689586 (584)
• India
8 Mar 12
when i was new in facebook at that time i send friend request and accept request to any one.at that time it did not matter for me who it was because i wanted to add more and more friend with my profile.but after some time i removed all those people who are unknown to me and from then i add only known person to me because now i think it is not cool to share your things with outsiders.
@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi vt.... that nice, true i will not recommend people to share all their personal things in face book or outsiders or unknown people. Have a nice day.
@blazer2 (48)
• Nigeria
7 Mar 12
making friends all start from meeting a nobody to getting a friend. though accepting people you don't know has its own problem but remember, the friends you have today, you never knew them. open up dear, but be cautious.
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi blazer, ho yeah true we must be cautious while adding the friends. I feel we will be inviting problems by adding more unknown friends. Have a great day.
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
15 Mar 12
I usually do not add people in Facebook unless I recognize their profile picture. If not, I just simply denied the request.
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi chicgale, that is really nice thing that you are doing, adding or denying friends is in our hands, it is safe to pick known people as friends. Have a good day.
@derek_a (10874)
7 Mar 12
I do add people I don't know who want to be my friends on Facebook. I have never had anybody who has written anything bad or nasty. If that happened I would simply delete them as friends. _Derek
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi derek, okay that will be fine, if you notice anything bad just delete them. I didn't experienced that yet, because all my friends are very decent. Have a great day.
@lynboobsy11 (11343)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I do add friends after looking at their profile I make it sure that I knew them before and if we have common friends. Sometime if we have common friends but I don't know them either I do not add them also. I just be careful adding people I don't recognise.
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi lynboobsy, checking profiles and adding is the best practice while you add friends in facebook. Avoiding unknown people will be safer always. Have a great day.
@veejay19 (3589)
• India
7 Mar 12
I am not a great fan of FB nor do i visit the site very often.I do have a lot of friends and relatives in it but these are people whom i really knew and met.Sometimes i am approached by strangers with a friends request.I always try to find out if they are known to the people who i know.If they are then i accept them otherwise i just ignore the request.
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi veejay, I am also not that interested in facebook but some of our mylot friends are there in my account they will be posting their work, so i will be reading their articles and sometimes i also share my work in facebook. Have a nice day.
@vandana7 (98202)
• India
7 Mar 12
I dont particularly like that site, but I do have quite a few friends out there. :) And I dont hesitate in making friends anywhere. :)
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi vandana garu ala vunnaru? Ho that is fine. Having friends in social net work site not that harm but unless if some body creates some problem. Actually all social net work sites are good to have good interaction with other through the world. We can share our works in facebook to get good traffic. Have a great day.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I don't know some of my friends in facebook, i just like the idea that I have friends in there.. silly huh:) but anyways, having real friends in the real world is mre important than those having lots of friends in social sites but you really don't get to see them.. that's more worse
@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi brijcrumbz, I have friends in face book all are from mylot, i added only those who i know. All are very nice. Selecting or picking friends is more important in social net work sites. True we may not see them but we can have interact with them. Have a nice day.
@thanks1961 (7035)
• India
7 Mar 12
Hi Jo, Good morning! In fact I am not addicted to facebook, and may be whateve resons, I hardly getting friend requestes. There are a lot of people from my office in my facebook page and few family and known frineds. Apart from this list, I don't have much of people in my list. However, if someone asking for a friend request, I am happy and I always accept their request. Thank-s
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi anna, how are you? Happy to hear that you will accept all their requests, for men i don't think may get problems but for women may get problems. As you see many stories in the news and read in news paper. Have a nice day.
@almond24 (1248)
• Hungary
7 Mar 12
Hi, added people I didn't know as friends on facebook but I don't do it anymore... even if they are "just there" I don't like to get tons of requests from applications I don't want to use... so I started to delete those people that I don't know.
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi almond24, ho that is a nice thing which you are doing, deleting people who doesn't know or blocking them. Really facebook consumes time much. Sometimes i feel it is waste of time. It is better to be here in mylot if we want to interact with friends, there are many discussion of different topics. Have a nice day.
@Lisona (177)
7 Mar 12
My facebook page is set to private, only friends and family I add can access my page. I dont like the idea of some complete nutters out there looking through my friends and families photos ect. I had bad experience a few years ago through a social networking site, had a stalker, police were involved ect. I am very careful and wary about such sites. Don't let strangers into your private world, only accept friends and family that you actually know in the real world. Then there should be no worries.
@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi Lisona, that will be safe only friends and family members if you add. See this is an advantage of face book, our family members will be there in abroad and we can daily interact with them through face book. Have a nice day.
• India
7 Mar 12
Hello, How are you? Well that's an interesting topic and Yes, social networking does have its own share of advantages and disadvantages. If we aren't careful, especially regarding our personal information and friends, it would become pretty dangerous for us. I don't usually use face book, but yes, i try to be careful in my choice of picking friends and also my associations on social networking sites. I have a very useful link to share with you, regarding the internet and how to avoid the dangers of it, keep checking it and soon it would update a very good topic about social networking also. Take care and bye... http://www.watchtower.org/e/20041208a/article_01.htm
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Ho hi dear how are you? I am doing fine. Thanks for sharing the article link. Yeah we must be careful while picking the friends. Have a nice day. God bless you.
@Blondie2222 (28613)
• United States
7 Mar 12
I don't like to add friends I don't know because its a sick world out there you don't know who you may be chatting with. But I do play games on facebook so I do add some friends from the gaming site so i have neighbors but i don't talk to them in chat or anything and if i do its about the game only. Have to be picky of who you talk too.
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi Blondie, face book will take our time, if we are there in face book time will pass very soon, i will be going through the updates of my likes. I have few friends in face book and no one will be online.
• India
7 Mar 12
I never Add friends i don't know. In online i like to add friends in other sites but in facebook i consider the Profile and he is already known by me then only i accept the request. But i also recieved quit annoying friendship requests always. Not afraid of them i am maintain my facebook contact my closer ones only that's the reason for avoiding.
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi kasiviswanathan, avoiding such unknown people request is good. Many people think if they add many friends then it is a prestigious but i don't think so. I think if we have reliable friends is a prestigious one. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
In a way I am like you. I don't add people I don't know if facebook. But I am not afraid. I am just thinking of the things I might jeopardize. I mean, I have my pictures there, my work information, my family members are listed, etc. It is such a great risk to let strangers in. It's just like letting anybody enter your home..
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi girl_thinking, i agree with you it is like just letting anybody enter to our home. Many people i saw they block all the information to the public only friends can have look at their pics or profile information. Have a nice day.
• Canada
6 Mar 12
I use facebook but I only have friends and family added there. I do receive many friends request from people I don't know and I decline these requests right away as I am not interested in these unknown people and I use facebook only for interacting and communicating with friends and family. I don't want to add unknown new friends as I know nothing about them and there are so many frauds out there...
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi mariab, true i too read there are many frauds and abusing facebook friends but we can't say all are like that, that is why i add only whoever i know. Have a nice day.
@JDaw2006 (428)
• United States
7 Mar 12
When i first started using facebook i didnt add no one but the people i already new. But then later when i started playing all the games and stuff i decided to start adding people that i didnt now. Alot of the games you have to have surtin amount of neghbors before you can do somethings.
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@Jotomy (6322)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi jdaw2006, yeah facebook games are very interesting i do like to play but i don't have time. I feel that time also i want to spend on mylot or other earning sites. Friends on facebook will be sending some request to play games but no time. You can have fun with it. Have a nice day.