Thursday, June 17, 2010

Facebook Etiquette

I have some "friends" on Facebook that I know from high school and I'm wondering about the etiquette involved. I haven't seen them since high school; I didn't maintain any kind of contact with them; in fact, I didn't even know them all that well back then. One guy was in my homeroom class and band with me. I remember being fond of him and his twin sister, but I never spent any time with them outside of the school day. I friended him on a whim. He's friends with some other people from high school and one of them friended me, which is really odd because I barely remember her. I remember her name since it's a little unusual, but I don't remember her. (And let me admit right here, right now, that I have a TERRIBLE memory. We could've been best friends for all I know, so I feel terribly guilty for not remembering her.) He doesn't post much on FB but she posts on occasion. When we became FB friends there wasn't even any special messages; I just sent the one request and accepted the other.

Which leads to.... what??? When they post something I don't know how to respond at all. It feels so weird and awkward. I think I've done the random "like" but I haven't had the nerve to actually comment. What would I say anyway? Do I just jump in, or do I say "hey, I remember you", when I really don't, or what?

It's a dilemma!


Blondee said...

I'm glad I am not the only one!! lol I was friended by a former school mate who was not in my grade, but in my older brother's (who was 4 years my senior)class. I do not know this man in the least, and had no idea who he was in school. I think some people tend to 'collect' friends on FB, not so much for the feedback, but for the numbers....and this guy is one of them. I've done the 'like' button with a few of his posts, but for the most part, he's just not someone I relate to. So, I've been myself, and commented the randomness I would with my close friends. It's actually been funny to him, and opened a couple of doors to new conversations. The awkwardness of a FB friend....who knew?? lol

Greetings from a fellow homeschooler in upstate NY. :)

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blog-o-sphere! I have limited computer time right now, but when I can get back to it in a few days I will respond further. :)