Since I seem to be logging into Facebook more often than ever before (it’s amazing what no TV will allow time for), I’ve been thinking about my so called Facebook friends. Most of these people are from my past. People that I’ve not communicated with for years. Without Facebook I would really have no connection to them. When I log in to pass some time during the evening, I’m really tempted to comment on the various posts that show up in my news feed, but have so far held my smart ass comments in abeyance.
But today, I noticed a friend of mine (a real friend, not just a Facebook friend) commenting on how he’s lost another friend. He suspects it is some sort of comment he’s recently made that drove someone off. I find that somewhat surprising. Since I’ve linked my blog to my Facebook account, I’ve received very few additional comments. I’ve detected very few additional readers to my blog. I know I’m a political crank and that sometimes come through in my blog posts. Maybe that’s enough of my personality for my Facebook friends. Maybe they’ve already unsubscribed to my status updates in Facebook, thereby protecting themselves from by blog posts.
So Chris, I’m ready to have a contest. I’m now ready to start making the comments on the status updates that amuse me. I won’t be excessively mean, just my normal ornery self. Do you want to see who can drive off the most Facebook friends during the month of January? I have 98 Facebook friends, I don’t know your count. We can have a contest over either actual numbers or percentages.
Are you up for it?
Let’s find out who really knows us.