Let’s Be Facebook Friends

Jeff Jarvis just posted on the Facebook ‘let’s be friends’ phenomena. Anybody own up to similar conversations to the one below or am I the only one who blunders around like this?

Thanks to Stephen Davies for this one.

[tags]Facebook, Jeff Jarvis[/tags]

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4 thoughts on “Let’s Be Facebook Friends

  1. Love that message exchange you’ve posted above (and it’s very humble of you to do share it for our amusement!)

    On a serious note, I think it’s worth thinking about what you’re going to be using different social networking sites for. I use LinkedIn for professional contacts and will happily add someone as a contact if I’ve only met them once / exchanged business cards with them. Facebook for me is more about *social* social networking – my contacts there are people I know well / people I’ve worked with / people I’m reconnecting with from places like school and university.

    But everyone has there own way of approaching these things and at the moment I don’t think there’s any right or wrong way – so some blundering is inevitable. I do hope you and Karim have some fruitful interaction on Facebook though 😉

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  2. I know what you mean, but I find that the division between social and work doesn’t really exist as it used to. I’m still not sure what Facebook is “FOR” for me, though it is weirdly compelling.

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  3. I added a girl who I knew from working in Cyprus a few years ago and she sent me a “who the hell are you” message. I had to jog her memory.

    I agree about the fine line between social and work. Initially I joined Facebook intending to use it as a more fun/social platform (a place where I can have a laugh if you will) but it seems my personal/professional contacts are merging. Not sure if this is a good or bad thing. The jury’s still out…

    That’s a great email exchange btw.

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  4. I am not usually one to read the “will they won’t they IPO” type posts, but this one caught my eye this mornng on the subject of Facebook. Very interesting:

    http://www.thewebpreneur.com/2007/05/28/facebook-to-become-the-peoples-search-engine/

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