I have a profile on Arsebook, but rarely look on there and don't really use it at all. I have a few 'friends' - nearly all related to my running club.
I had an email the other day saying "You haven't been back to Facebook recently.You have received notifications while you were gone", and telling me I had 18 tags and two friends requests.
When I click the link to the 18 tags*, it shows me twenty seven Facebook users that are "suggestions" that I might like to add as friends.
Some are people that I know from the forum, some are pirates (they are wearing the kit), one is the father of someone I know, and one is someone from my running club.
Some, from looking at the profiles, I can see that I know some of THEIR "friends", even though I'm not connected to them via Facebook.
Those that I have "mutual friends" with I can see how the connection was made, but how/why has Facebook connected me to a lot of Forumites who I have no Facebook connection with?
I find it a bit creepy that Facebook selects a group of people and encourages me to contact them and ask to be their "friend".
*also, it doesn't direct me to the tags, nor does there appear to be any two people waiting to hear whether I accept them and friends.
Wilkie wrote (see)
Yes, but how has it selected so many forumites/pirates?
They're sucking me in Wilkie - I'm about to sign for an ickle tri....
You don't have to add anyone you don't want to. Most of the people who pop up as suggestions on mine are total strangers to me!
Resist, LB, resist!
You know where it will end.......
I didn't add any of them. It seems a bit sad to be saying "can I be your friend" to someone I've never met!
Shades has said exactly the same thing about Facebook. She closed her account in the end....
If I do an ickle one - it WON'T end up in IM!
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
Shades has said exactly the same thing about Facebook. She closed her account in the end....If I do an ickle one - it WON'T end up in IM!
oh LB, do be careful. I started with R4L too.
Where is the "bullied to death by pirates" box on "how did you hear about us"???
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