Reminder about Facebook “Friending”

This is just a mildly condensed re-hash of an old post, motivated by a renewed flurry of Facebook “friend” requests…
Thanks for the thoughts, but don’t get bent out of shape if I don’t know you and don’t take it. If you have pinged me to be your Facebook “friend”, and I haven’t accepted your request, it’s nothing personal. You may be a wonderful dude or dudette, or not…I have no way to know. If I don’t take the request, I either am not familiar with you, haven’t met you, or don’t recall meeting you. [If the latter is the case, a reminder wouldn’t hurt.]

I’m not competing with anybody for most Facebook friends; nor do I crave any particular level of attention. Whether I’ve got ten “friends” or a thousand, it matters not the least. But I do want at least a marginal modicum of familiarity and trustworthiness regarding the set of folks with whom I share more personal information than found on the open Internet.

This is really straightforward…no hidden agendas or ulterior motives. My criteria for accepting a “friend” request is very simple:
1. I have at least some direct familiarity with you, and
2. That familiarity is not decidedly negative, or,
3. I get a strong positive recommendation from someone I do know and trust very well.

Thanks for your patience and consideration…


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