By John Kanelis / email@example.com
I have just finished chuckling under my breath at a “friend” request I received on my Facebook page.
Why am I chuckling?
I admit that I probably spend too much time on Facebook. I use the social medium to distribute my blog; I have plenty of actual friends and even more than a smattering of Facebook “friends” with whom I have a casual relationship. Many of them are kind enough to share my blog posts with those on their networks. To them I say “thank you.”
What about these “friend” requests I keep getting?
They usually are from individuals who present themselves as attractive females. I delete them immediately for a number of reasons.
None of them provides me any background info on them. No places of birth; no work history; no relationship information; no educational background info.
A word to the wise: Do not bother to send me these requests if you decline to tell me anything about yourself.
One more aspect of these “friend” requests gives me pause. If they do not send me any background info, then I immediately grow suspicious that the individual whose picture appears on the request is actually, um, that person. Do you get my drift? Is the young woman in fact an overweight knuckle-dragger with half his teeth missing?
If you’re going to solicit me for my “friendship” on social media, at least prove to me that you are who you say you are … not that I will accept the request, mind you.
Are we clear? Good!