Who’s your friend?

004Facebook does some pretty cool things.

One of those things includes showing you some folks you might like to be friends with.  I use this feature often and like to meet new people.  Most of them are friends of friends.

So if you get a request from someone you don’t know, consider that Facebook may have suggested they become your friend.

Before you send me a message that says “who are you?  I don’t know you”  do a little research first.

1. Look at my info.  Perhaps I’m someone you might want to know.

2. See if we have any shared friends.  Maybe we share some cool friends.

3. Do I have a real picture? Do I look like someone who might be a good friend?

Then – take a chance.  I might bring some value into your conversations.  And if you don’t like me, you can always unfriend me.

What the heck – step outta the box once and awhile.


  1. lawhawk on July 12, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Actually the appropriate facebook etiquette in such a situation is for the person who made the friend request to include a message explaining who they are and why they requested to add the other person as a friend.

  2. Deb on July 12, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Really? Even when facebook suggests it? I’m going to have to look into it more then. I hate to be doing things improperly!

    Anyone else have an opinion on this?

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  5. lawhawk on July 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Sorry so long before commenting back. Yes, really. That is proper etiquette on facebook. If you are the one requesting someone that you do not know, you should include just a brief message as to why you are adding them. Otherwise can make you come across as “stalkerish” or “voyeuristic”. Now if it something like an orginizational facebook page or business page or something of the like, of course no message is neeeded.