I've been spending a little more time on Facebook since we upgraded our internet. I still don't post anything very often, and haven't put up pictures since the boy was like 6 months old, but I like seeing what others I know are up to, and catching up a bit with people I haven't seen in years.
But I do have some issues with the whole thing.
Mostly the "friend" thing. Though I'm flattered by friend requests from people I know and don't know (or don't remember) I'm often led to wonder: Why do you want to be my friend? How do I ignore friend invites without offending? Or should I care?
When random people that I went to high school with (but never spoke to and don't remember) , or my little brother's friends, or my friends' little brothers, or better yet, my little brother's friends' little brothers add me as a friend, what am I supposed to think? Do you really want me for a friend, or did you just recognize my name and are trying to boost your friend count? Because really, I don't really care what you're up to. And I don't want all my status updates and comments and random stuff broadcast to you every second.
But then again, I'm posting on the internet for all to see, so what's the matter with one more (albeit random) person seeing it?
Maybe I'm just stingy with the word friend. Maybe if they were called acquaintances. Or something else.
Am I just being a dork? Or rude? Should I get over the fact that I might not consider all my "friends" in the same light?
How do you decide who to be-"friend"?