I don’t understand why people who I thought were my friends said they didn’t know me. I can only assume that if you comment on my blog or follow me on Twitter, and if I know you well enough to send you a friend request, you would rather click no.
Friendship is supposed to mean that I am your friend if you are my friend. Apparently not. I may think you’re my friend but if you say no, we’re not friends. And if we’re not friends, then how do I know who you are?
It happened enough times that Facebook’s algorithm labeled me an attention-getter and is blocking me from sending friend requests for the next 7 days.
Here are a series of alerts I saw when I just logged onto the site:
Do you see that fourth alert? That I should only befriend people I know personally? That’s precisely what I did! I requested friendships from people who I knew. I assumed they’d know me back.
It is not easy to throw out the rules when there are other rules dictating how I should act online.
P.S. Facebook is now blocking me from messaging people, too.
The irony is this popup appeared when someone (who is not my friend) sent me a message. I tried replying to him when BAM!
Facebook can continue to block me from sending friend requests to strangers. I’m fine with that. But if someone writes me, I can’t write back without being penalized? How’s that my fault?
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