Posts Tagged ‘npr’

Old folks and Facebook

June 23, 2008

NPR has a pretty lame story this weekend discussing online etiquette and the proper way to excuse ones self from a friend request on facebook: “Don’t be a jerk about it, be polite and decline politely…”

How could you possibly be a jerk about it? Could you actually offend someone by denying their friend request? Making online “friends” isn’t about cataloging or validating your friendships. Facebook is a way to explore information. The threshold is “yeah, i’m cool with this person learning more about me.”

however, i do think that facebook would be more well rounded with a bitch slap button.

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