You know what bugs me? I signed up to these things like facebook and myspace to keep in touch with my real friends. But I keep getting these friend invitations from random people from my high school. I say to myself “Okay, if you want to start talking now after all these years–when I didn’t even know you at all–that’s cool.” I’m a friendly guy, why not? But these people never say anything. If I send them a message, I get some meaningless “howdoyado” reply or nothing at all for weeks. I always wanted a group of friends that I don’t speak to.
Are these people adding me just to pad their stats? It’s amazing–like the same old high school games. “I’m so popular that EVERYONE is my friend. Soon I will have marshalled an Army strong enough to dominate this Middle-Earth!” Seriously, these people add like 5-10 friends a day. That’s all I see on my “news feed.”
Here’s the thing: I hated high school. Why would I want to re-live it by linking up with these people? Also, it kind of makes the stock of my real friends go down when they are crowded out by these friend hunters.