There are all sorts of things that I see going on over on Facebook that make me scratch my head. You know, those absurd chain status updates or a friend request from a complete stranger. So, I took it upon myself to make up a list of ten things that not only completely annoy me, but probably the majority of the general public, too. Let me clarify, though, that these “don’ts” that I’m going to list apply to personal Facebook pages – not Facebook Fan pages.
1. Don’t send me a friend request if you don’t actually know me. Facebook isn’t about networking (at least for the majority of people on there) – it’s about reconnecting. Why would I want a complete stranger to know what I’m up to or have the right to see pictures of my children? In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t put my kids adorable faces here on my site and I’m clearly protective about who get to see my kids faces online. So if you don’t know me either in real life or talk to me on a regular basis through other forms of social media, save your energy because I’m never going to add you as a friend.
2. If I have met you or should know you somehow, but for some reason I don’t recognize your name and your profile picture is a photo of your dog (and not your face) – you’re not going to be my friend on Facebook. Even if we do have friends in common.