Tuesday, April 15, 2008

tales from the creep keeper

Now, don't get me wrong; I love to e-creep as much (or more) as the next person. I could lose myself in the Facebook mega-matrix of interconnected profiles and networks and on and on and on. I have lost myself in the Facebook mega-matrix of interconnected profiles and on and on and on and on. I know people who have joined random networks for the sole purpose of creeping on people within those networks (I promise I haven't gone that far...yet). That's the appeal of the internet as far as I'm concerned: to snoop into other people's business, be it celebrities or people you saw at a party the night before.
BUT
HERE IS WHERE I DRAW THE LINE:



when Facebook TELLS ME WHO TO CREEP. Okay, so, I "May Know" those people. I may have gone to high school with them or worked with them once 102493 years ago or I may have gone to high school with their third-last ex-girlfriend (real example) but that does not mean I am interested in their Facebook; If I was I'd have creeped it already.

I've been getting a lot more random friend-requests in the past week and I KNOW it's because of this crazy new feature. To those people I ask: doesn't requesting my friendship defeat the purpose of creeping?

8 comments:

Dave said...

It depends on your privacy setting. If they can't see your profile then they NEED to add you in order to get their creep on.

I looked at the same feature today and it was like a checklist of people I purposely have not and will not add.

Stefanie said...

If my privacy setting hates them they should just give up.

and YES that's another point I forgot to touch on, I have purposely passed over these people in my friend-adding because well, probably they suck.

Anonymous said...

i hate friend requests from people i don't really want to be friends with. and, for some reason, i always feel bad about not adding them back and i add them, even if i despise them. i think i need to go through my friends and get rid of some people and just not worry about it, because most likely i'm never going to see those people again anyway!

-melissa anne

thequarterly said...
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umbelliferous said...

hahaha, this is so true. this morning as i accepted friend requests i thought "usually when i do this i want to see their profile, but i don't really care".

Stefanie said...

Melissa: I too need to do a mass clean-up of lameness from my Facebook haha

Dana: I have a few people just sitting in my "friend requests" section because I have no idea what to do with them...

Fleurr De Lux said...

Dr Facebook,
Ahhh so THAT'S what all the rando friend requests are about! I thought it had something to do with my alias name. There's a lot of kooky Lux fans out there, you know. I really want to delete facebook because I think it would make me cooler, but I'm not cool enough to do it! Eep!
-Lost Lux

Chip said...

"I looked at the same feature today and it was like a checklist of people I purposely have not and will not add."

lol super well put ahahah