On Facebook “friends”

I have to admit: I do like Facebook. I also have to admit it’s not because of the people (there, I said it!), it’s more about the silly games. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to send virtual drinks and flowers and Gary Oldman (I’m not kidding!) to your friends, I’m just not crazy about meeting people from the high school that were never my true friends.

Yet, I rarely block people and I do accept friends request whenever I have a clue who’s the person in question (having one mutual friend is usually enough). But yesterday I got a request from a girl from my school that never talked to me… So I don’t really understand.

I don’t remember I ever talked to this person (ok, I was a geeky girl so it’s not a surprise, but still…) She never showed any interest. Basically, all I know about her is that she started smoking in the sixth grade and that she wanted to have sex with Trent Reznor (oh, those days!)

Why would she want to be my friend, even a Facebook one? Just to have more people on her list? I don’t think she’ll talk to me today, to be honest; I don’t know how she found me in the first place.

I might be grumpy today, but this sort of things make me angry. Ok, not really angry, but definitely not amused. I admit: I do have a very low social intelligence quotient, so I don’t understand this sort of things.

5 thoughts on “On Facebook “friends”

  1. Mariana

    Well… that happens a lot to me in orkut.com. I gess it’s all about voyerism, people want to fuss on other people’s life. LOL

  2. Manda

    I tell you. On MySpace (which by the way has those fun games) my boyfriend use to get request from these girls (ex-friends and ex-girlfriends) that he constantly told to leave him alone and get lost.

    They still added him. Eventually he just deleted his MySpace. Figure that one out.

    People are weird and desperate, I guess.

  3. Mira Post author

    Thanks for your comments!
    Actually, I think I found out what happened… That girl didn’t remember me, she apparently contacted all the people who joined NIN Facebook group (at least people from my country). I should pay more attention on what I’m joining there.

  4. Susan

    I am pretty much the same. I like Facebook as a sprawling address book, so people are there when I need them and I can send messages to everyone in a custom group without worrying about whether I have their current address. Otherwise all I do there really is play.

  5. Erin

    The games and stuff on Facebook definitely have kept me occupied for long periods of time (e.g. Tetris Friends!). I know what you mean about random people adding you. A single mutual friend is usually enough for me to accept – and I know I definitely have accepted people I’ve never spoken to in my life. I figure they must legitimately be friends with some of my friends (esp. if we have a lot of mutual friends)… or they just want to up their ‘friend’ count. It makes them feel popular.

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