I have recently started being somewhat active on Facebook. Quite a few of my friends from work are on it, some car seat friends, etc. I’ve found it to be a fun and convenient way to stay (at least minimally) in touch with people.
I really don’t understand some of the people who want to be my “friend,” though. A work acquaintance that I’m friendly with? Sure! Someone I do seat checks with, or from the car seat boards that I don’t know in person but have had numerous nice interactions with? Sure!
But today I got a “friend request” that baffled me. It was from someone who I went to junior high school with – and I use “with” very loosely, as I don’t remember us ever having a single conversation. Granted, it’s been 23 years since I was last in junior high school, but I remember who my friends were.
I can’t imagine why she wants to be my “friend.” We weren’t friends or even particularly friendly in school, I can guarantee that she didn’t hear about how wonderful I am now from a mutual former classmate (since I haven’t kept in touch with anyone), etc. The only thing I can think of – and this must be it – is that she wants to just boost her own number of friends.
Ah, I love the “ignore request” button. I haven’t hit it quite yet, but probably will soon.
Anyone else experience this? What do you do? Or anyone on the other end – send a friend request (through Facebook, MySpace, etc.) to someone you were never really friends with? If so, why did you do it and how did they react?