Facebook 180

So you may or may not have read the Facebook post I wrote last year. It basically says bugger off and don’t ask to be my Facebook friend unless you’ve known me since we were, like, five (or something to that effect). Well, as some of you will know, I don’t really stick to that any more. 

The irony of the post is that, after I wrote it, several people I only know off twitter (who I’d not met) decided to add me as a friend. I made one exception. Then two. Then three. Then I needed a whole new Twitter privacy setting. Then I gave up any hope of keeping Facebook as a purely personal place and figured I might as well whore myself about anywhere and everywhere and befriend anyone. 

I’ll be honest though – I begrudge it a little (though it’s my own fault) and I reserve the right to rearrange my account at any time. In many ways I’m torn about my feelings towards Facebook. I like having my own private place where I can hang out with my friends and say dumb stuff. I already publicly say (slightly less) dumb stuff on Twitter, so it’s not like there isn’t already a medium to connect with me on that level. But on the other hand, it was nice to be able to tag people in pics after TRU London last week and it’s fun to connect more informally with those who remain fairly formal on Twitter.

So, for now, I’m available – not in all my glory, but in a carefully limited view of my glory – to add as a friend on Facebook. Do with me what you will…

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2 Responses to “Facebook 180”


  1. 1 Jessica Miller-Merrell February 28, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I can’t wait to hear an update on how this goes. It does prevents some challenges when it comes to privacy, but sourcing has taught there is no privacy.

    Enjoyed meeting you!

    Jessica

    @blogging4jobs

    • 2 Wendy March 2, 2010 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks Jessica, I’ll let you know how I get on! As part of the inspiration behind the campaign it’s only fair, after all! 🙂

      I still intend to have my public profile fairly secure, but I am more open to invites… For now anyway!

      Great to meet you too – there’s so much to learn!

      -Wendy


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