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Today I was invited to a FaceBook group called “The Amazing Race:Canada” – the idea of this facebook group was to get as many Canadians to join, there are similar groups for Britian and the USA. The goal was to reach X amount of people in the group by a certain date, and ahead of the other countries participating.
On the ‘wall’ of the group, there was a link to the story below. It is ‘thank you’ to Canada, who is always a thankless participant in many of the world’s conflicts. Please take a moment to read it. Thank you.
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I got a friend request and a message from someone I just don’t know. I spent a few minutes reading over their profile – no clues. I looked at their friends – no mutual friends.
The person sent me a quick little message, and the personal information in the message shows me that they have the right person, but I just don’t know them – or remember them as the case may be.
I’m intrigued that I made enough of an impact in this person’s life to warrant a message above and beyond the usual friend request.
Should I be their friend in hopes that something will jog my memory, or decline the friend request. . . . .Would it be worse to be ignored, or not remembered?
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Categories : facebook, Family & Friends, friends, General, highschool, life, Musings & General Systematic Abstractions (Ideas), reconnecting, website, websites
At the end of last year I got a huge number of hits one day from a website called ‘facebook’ – I tried to click on the link that was bringing in all the traffic but it kept telling me I had to sign up to see.
I decided that I was so curious what was being linked from my blog, I signed up.
I ‘poked’ the person in question, she was linking my VANILLA MINI WHEATS entry.
My Facebook account laid dorment. About 2 weeks ago I got a huge stack of emails from said website telling me people from my past wanted to be my friend and reconnect.
I logged back on to see who had marked me as their friend. Its absoutly a riot to see the people who have come out of the wood work on that site. Better than ‘classmates’ (less spam), and along the same lines of ‘MySpace’.
The biggest difference between Facebook and MySpace is that you are asked if you actually know the person – and you have the option to say where you know ther person (such as you went to highschool together, or the person is your cousin). And if you don’t know them, and choose that option it say “then why are you friends with? Delete?”
I think the most surreal part of Facebook thus far has been the kids who have messaged me about being friends. When I say kids I use the term loosely. I’m talking kids I used to teach dance to when they were 6 (They are all finishing High School now), or a couple of kids I used to babysit (Who are done univerisity and are on the cuspe of starting their careers). I’m not sure how this all makes me feel. Good in one way, because obviously I must have been a cool teacher and babysitter – so no permenant scarring of any kind. Of course I do have that feeling of being in an advanced state of aging – and I’m not even 30 yet. . . .
Also, I’ve spoken to a few people who I darn near thought fell off the face of the earth. . .
All in all I’ve enjoyed my walk down memory lane.. . .
Have you looked into Facebook?