Over the course of a couple days, my Klout score went from 65 to 67 because my mother died. Not because I had some sort of amazing Klout-gaming strategy but because I have been honestly and openly sharing my grief at the sudden loss of my mother on Google+, Twitter, but mostly on Facebook. And the reason why my Klout spiked is because so many of my 47,000 followers on Twitter and my 4,800 friends on Facebook came to my emotional aid at my time of need.
Have you ever tried to sort out your real friends from your mere Facebook friends? You may have a lot of followers and many people you follow on Twitter, but do you know them all? I would guess not. I always see people with “Add me up” on their status or a thread of “Follow me, I’ll follow back” on my stream. A lot of them must only care for numbers of people they are connected to, maybe they just wanted to enlarge their circle of ‘friends’ and they can’t see that social media can be used to communicate to your real friends and family. Allan Wolk states in his “How Many Friends Have I Really Got?” : **Where’s the Link?**
One day you got an invitation from Bob who you considered a casual work acquaintance asking you to connect as a friend. Fair enough. You were likely flattered that Bob considered you a friend. But if Bob was listed as a friend, then Arun, Maria, Dave and Kevin, all of whom you had listed as work connections, needed to be made “friends” since you were certainly closer to themm than you were to Bob, and it wouldn’t make sense to have him as a Friend and them as mere co-workers.
And that’s the problem: friendship is never as simply as a math equation. The people most of us consider friends rarely have us on an equivalent plane of friendship. So the potential for hurt feelings is quite high. And the second I give my Facebook email to an acquaintance is the second its value as a communication device with my inner circle diminishes in value 100%.
It’s human nature and I’m not sure how technology can fix it. The best bet seems to be to maintain various levels of communication and allow water (or friendship) to seek its own level. That way we’re not forced to declare our level of friendship with someone based on our communication style.
I have nothing against those people adding somebody just to have a long list of followers and friends. That is one of the goals of social media too, making the world as small as a monitor, interconnecting people from all around the globe. Well, in that case it is a success. Social media is now a line of communication and a place where friends and friends you haven’t met meet.
The holidays are here it’s the time of the year that everyone seems to be generous. It is also the time of the year that you will think your heart out because you don’t know what to give to someone you want to give a gift too. Etsy has a good news for you, if your friends that you wanted to give something is on Facebook having something in mind to give him or her wont be a problem.
Etsy will browse through your friends’ ‘likes’ and suggests items that fall under those likes, and it will be up to you to decide what to pick from those suggestions of course.
If you’re like me you have a lot of Facebook friends, and sometimes you’d like to invite all of them to an event, page, or group. Normally this could take hours of mind numbing and wrist damaging clicking and scrolling. However, with Google Chrome and an easily installable extension you can have all of your friends invited in a few seconds.
You will need to download and install Google Chrome.
You will also need the Chrome Extension “Facebook Invite All”.
The video below details exactly what you’ll need to do:
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