We dated on Facebook

The Facebook “Friend Confirmation” page always unsettles me. I have never met some of the people who send me a friend request. Sometimes I don’t recall those I have met or bumped into at a conference. I knew a small minority before the whole “Internet” thing took off. Of the rest, I read their blogs and meet a couple of times during the year.

And Facebook keeps asking if we dated?

We dated on Facebook

How many of your Facebook friends have you gone out drinking with or socialized with or sent baby photos to or talked with about “ordinary things” besides Web 2.0?

Says me who’s getting really bad at keeping in touch with friends ..


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6 thoughts on “We dated on Facebook”


  1. Obviously I don’t communication often with everyone I’m connected with on Facebook. However, I do actually know almost every one of my connections well enough to have a conversation – FB has made that ‘having a conversation’ bit easier too. Then again, I’m in a slightly unique position with the various activities I get up to so I’m not sure if the same can be said for everyone.


  2. I’m with you on that one. In the past 6 months, I’ve started adding a lot of people I’ve actually not even met, but they’re in the Web 2.0 space.

    Facebook ought to reconsider that portion of adding friends, maybe make it an option to have that come up every time or something…


  3. facebook has to be the worst 2.0 site out there. after myspace maybe. except its easier to meet new people on myspace. on facebook they will happily add/accept me to increase the number of friends they have, but when i try to have a decent conversation with them they are like “eeee do I know you? who this? I don’t know you!! *is scared and runs away*”. facebook peeps tend to be more paranoid about evil strangers than say nexopia where you can just message anyone and they don’t think nothing of it


  4. Most of the people in facebook doesn’t even exist, I assume. If they exist you probably do not want to see them in real 8-).


  5. I am crap at keeping in touch with friends on my facebook, to be honest I don’t know why I still have an account because it too much effort yawn!

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