I’ve got this one friend I liked pretty well before we “friended” each other on Facebook who’s got something like 790 Facebook “friends,” and I want to know whether he gets something like $150,000.00 per “friend?” The people I friend on Facebook are people I’d actually ask over to the house for lunch, dinner, or coffee, or with whom I would otherwise choose to spend free-time. The people I’ve blocked on Facebook (with the exception of one pretty decent person I stupidly blocked temporarily because we had a a real-world, er, clash that we’ve since tried to make right) are people I’d
shoot dead (okay, that’s extreme, even for me, on the other hand, if it seemed warranted, maybe not) make feel pretty unwelcome if they showed up at my house.
(8/31/11) I’ve been thinking about my occasional tendency to make extreme statements, and find I’m less comfortable with them lately and have therefore made fewer of them. Maturity? Perspective? Struck sensible all of a sudden? Who knows? What I do know is that I’m not “trying,” and that the phenomenon is genuine, while it lasts.
What I want to know from you is the standard by which you judge someone Facebook “friend”-worthy.