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Saturday, 4 July 2009

Online Ettiquette Part II

17:44 Posted by Sir Scribbles 7 comments
I have a few observations...may sound biased...think what you like...turn back now if you are not open minded nd ready to read a long ass post

I was talking to this chick one day and a friend of hers joined us. We hadn't met b4 so I was polite, greeted and continued the discussion wiv my friend, she joined in the conversation and we were all just having a good chat together. I find out dis friend of mine just got on FB so wen I got home I sent her a request and in a moment of absolute naivety and innocence I sent her friend one as well. I meant well you know, no strings attached...c'mon it's Scribbles we are talking about here, wud I resort to such mundane tactics to chase a chick...I doubt it. It was just a simple gesture to someone I thot was rational enough to accept based on our nice conversation earlier, It was an innocent request....that lasted 2 months. I swear she didn't accept it or reject it, I know cos after about a week I was curious enough to check nd see that it still said "friend requested". I use to check it and pray she'd ignored it cos at that point I just felt like I'd made a very big mistake, making myself seem...needy. It just felt insulting that she left my request unattended, I saw this girl almost every week, we even talked sef but I'm a proud man and asking a chick to accept my request is just not in my repertoire. After a while I forgot about the request and a couple of days back it just crossed my mind again and I went back to check it and she had rejected it....I was sooooo friggin happy that you won't believe!!! It felt like a huge stone had been lifted off my shoulders, like I'd just salvaged my dignity. I hated having a friend request wiv my name on it just lying there in her profile like a trophy of some sort...then I started thinking and realised something very interesting, Whether you like it or not, Facebook is a way of turning human beings into memorablia, No? b4 facebook did you know the exact number of friends you had? or the exact number of friends they had? I don't think so...except you were a very lonely person...dat one I can understand lol. The trophy counting nature of Facebook is evident in every profile that belongs to a chick on, How? Let me ask you chicks this question? Don't lie oh....you all have about 10+ unanswered friend requests on ur profile lol...yeah I'm talking to you! Chicks keep unaswered friend requests like they're certificates or achievements, like d more they have the tighter the profile. Now I may be making a very uninformed generalisation here and I apologise to the chicks who may feel offended that they have been included in this generalisation but a friend of mine has 64 unanswered requests, another one has 34...even my sister has about 74...wat r u guyz using them 4 biko? Is there a competition going on in the online female community, abi it's just for personal gratification? Milestones perhaps? Why can't y'all simple reject the requests and save Mark Zukerberg's servers some space. I know some creeps like to randomly send requests but that's why Marky boy put the big ignore button right next to the accept button. Am I bitter? Far from it, I simply made an observation and I'm letting you know.

On the other hand I really don't blame you people for not accepting every request that comes your way. It pains and annoys me whenever a chick, my sis for instance, tells me of some random guy who added her on FB nd attached a very weird message to the request. I think some Dudes just type names in the search box nd then randomly start adding chicks who they think are either fine enuf to associate with or thick enough to succumb to the very poorly constructed introductory messgaes they attach.
Thanks to some of the chicks I know I've be able to read some very funny, weird nd unimaginative wall posts and friend request messages and looking back at the beginning of this sentence I doubt there's anything to be thankful for cos I may complain that tactless innovations like cheesy pick up lines are killing the chatting up spirit nd making the process monotonous for the more imaginative niche of the male specie but when these frail attempts at meeting chicks spills over to the online community the bleakness of the process for the creative social networker is undeniable and we may have to resort to more unconventional means to simply say "Hello"

...just re-read this...it does sound biased doesn't it...oh well....

7 comments:

Fabulo-la said...

FIRSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT


finally.
lol

Fabulo-la said...

....
he he he he he
Just marking my spot ...
lol

Fabulo-la said...

lol..One more time and Im off to read...
lol



Sorry to spam u o scribbles..lol

Fabulo-la said...

LOOOL! Not biased at all IMO.
Shebu that is why there are privacy settings biko??

yinkuslolo said...

But for real, facebook does not determine the number u really have. some pple have 700+ friends but their statuses preach boredom/loneliness, some have fewer friends and their lives are 'whats up'

oh yeah! i know one babe like dat, close chic oh, she had 74 friend request as at last mth, like most of them are not even boys but this my chic belongs to the skul of thot that believes in feigning ignorance. the thing just dey vex me sef. she said rejecting them makes her feel sad and she prefers the comfort of keeping them pending.

Dame Halos said...

:-)

Not bias at all....
Dara

Sir Scribbles II said...

pples sorry o, I had to repost this cos it didn't appear at the top of my blog as a new post. thanks for d comments here.