Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Question of the Day

Do you find it odd when people try to add you as a friend on Facebook and you've never met them in real life?

I am excluding blogging friends from this statement, as I consider bloggers people I know.

I'm more talking people adding you as a friend only because you have a mutual friend.

I ask this because I had a girl add me as a friend, not once, but twice because we have a mutual friend. I don't know her! I like my privacy and don't like adding people that I don't know.

Your thoughts?

25 comments:

J.L.S. said...

Agreed. Kind of freaks me out!

lola said...

Eh, yeah, I try to avoid people I don't know entirely well. I also exclude fellow bloggers from this statement though.

Mrs. G.I. Joe said...

Yes! I think that's so weird! I've got this guy from South Africa of all places (I've never been there or know anyone from there) and whenever he can he sends me a friend request. I have absolutely no clue how or why he finds me!

The Mrs. said...

I would have to agree as well! Freaks me out!

Natalie said...

I agree! I have had people request me and I swear it is just so they can have the "most" friends. Seems kind of silly (and slightly creepy) to me!

Expat Girl said...

At least you have a mutual friend, it's wierder when random people add you as it makes me wonder what they are doing and what they typed in to find me! I have changed my privacy settings now so only I can add people, much easier!

Beth Dunn said...

I made a lot of friends on facebook through mutual interests and then made nice biz connections that way. But if you want your privacy you want your privacy. People do facebook for a lot of different reasons and I respect that! xoxo

SC

Patience said...

I had a guy request me as his friend today and I have no idea who he is. I tried looking at his friends to see if maybe I do know him and just forgot who he is, but I don't have a clue.

SS said...

I know people use facebook for different reasons, for me it's only to keep in touch with people I have an existing relationship with so, yeah, random request from people that I do not know I don't accept. Now, if we have a mutual friend I don't consider them creepy like the total complete randoms but I still don't add them.

What really bugs me is folks from high school that I was never friends with back then that now want to add me as a friend. Just because we went to the same HS during the same time frame? No thanks.

KatlynAnn said...

There is a NEVER KNOWN YOU button! You can click on it when they try to add you. It says it will send a message telling this person you don't know them and never have! I do that!

Penny D. said...

I agree with you. But more often what I have had happen is people from high school... the ones who were too good to hang out with me or the ones that were too stuck up to talk to me, they try to friend me on facebook and myspace. It irritates me. If I wasn't good enough for you in high school then why would I be your friend now?

high heels said...

I've never had that happen!! Ewwwww!

MuLtI-CoLoReD SPRINKLES said...

I totally agree I can NOT stand when people do that! I totally IGNORE those requests lol...

Brittany said...

I completely agree... I hate it when people I barely know or who only know OF me try to add me!

Erika said...

I don't get. I've had my siblings friends want to fb friend me. I'm not their friend and really don't know them as anything but my siblings friends. Wierd.

Windy City Kelley's said...

I try to keep my friends to people I've hung out with more than once. Sometimes I get random people and I have to problem saying no.

Abbie said...

Totally agree! I've had one girl request me 4 times! Hello?! Get the hint much?! I don't want random people knowing my business either!

Via said...

It is weird! I don't add those people. It's creepy.

Lisa said...

I agree, it's really strange! I've had it happen with a couple people. One it sorta made sense because he's new to my town, but he hasn't even contacted me since he added me!

Hannah Noel said...

AGREED! It drives me nuts, because they keep adding and re-adding over and over. You would think they'd get the message!

d.a.r. said...

Oh weird. Facebook is so awkward!

Kiki said...

I completely agree.

MG said...

Wierd! I would never add someone because of a mutual friend. Some people are strange!

Shoshanah said...

I think sometimes people show up in my suggested friends in facebook, and I have no idea who they are even if we have mutual friends. They always seem to friend me later, so I figured if we have friends in common I must know them from high school or something. And if they remember me, I feel bad that I've forgotten them. So if we do have a few mutual friends, I normally assume I've just forgotten how I met them.

Army Wife said...

I completely agree with you. I try to make sure all of my facebook friends are people I actually know.
PS: I randomly found your blog..I hope you don't mind me following it :-]