Thursday, March 31, 2011
Facing the Truth
Let me explain.
I'm not sure of actual Facebook etiquette -- though I'm tempted to write a manual on the topic -- but if you're "friended" by people, especially people you thought were actual real-life friends, you should be important to them on there, right? What I mean by that is that if you comment on their posts or "like" something they've posted or leave them messages or tell them you'll pray for them, etc., they'll respond to you and maybe even reciprocate in kind (understandably, not all the time, of course). Or if they don't respond to you directly on a particular post they won't respond to anyone else who commented either.
Apparently, it's okay to thank some of the people who offer friendship and kind words to you...and ignore the rest.
Another part of the etiquette that I've come to learn is that people can comment TO someone who has commented on someone else's post, regardless of whether or not they've ever (and I mean EVER) communicated with the original poster directly. It's all a part of that "six degrees of separation," I guess.
I would have thought that they'd comment to the original poster and then add an "aside" to the commenter of choice. Guess I thought wrong again.
Friendship is friendship (caring, loving, praying for each other) -- online and offline. I'd rather spend my time -- both on and offline -- and energy -- both on and offline -- with people who truly care for me both on and offline.