July 14, 2008
This Is Social Networking, There Are Rules...
Or perhaps there are not...
Duderino believes firmly in the value of social networking. You know, Myspace, Facebook, going to bars. That sort of thing. However, he's noticed a couple of interesting phenomena surrounding social networking on these here internets that he just doesn't get.
Number one is friending strangers.
Duderino has received multiple requests recently to befriend complete strangers who will be attending his law school in the Fall. He has never met these individuals nor does he care if he ever does. Is he going to correspond with these people? No. Is he going to see them around school? Probably not (Duderino is a part time evening student).
Number two is friending people you went to high school with, but never hung out with, were part of a mutual circle of friends with, nor ever even had a conversation with.
If Duderino didn't talk to you then, he probably has no interest in catching up with you now. What are we going to wax nostalgiac about that time we passed each other in the hall after 10th Grade Social Studies? Duderino thinks not.
Perhaps this makes Duderino come off as a bit of a dick. But frankly, he's a private person and doesn't really like to share his private information with people he doesn't even know. Is that such a crime?
Anybody care to explain these curious behaviors to Duderino?