Sunday, February 13, 2011

Social Media

Recently, I made a few more changes to my  Facebook settings.  I have felt that I needed to implement a few changes being that many of my "connections with friends" are now with other business people I have met thru networking events but really do not know well.  They are not what you really define as a "friend" or someone you share all your life with.  You may remember my post about Facebook previously and my musings over it and whether it was a good thing or a hinderance, see here if you wish to re-read it.   But in reviewing what I wanted in my "social media" and the way settings are done, I reviewed some friends pages, and it has made me contemplate why they even have Facebook. 

Facebook is Social Media: 
Social =  pertaining to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations; seeking or enjoying the companionship of others; friendly; sociable; gregarious. 

Media = an intervening agency, means, or instrument of communication.

My questions:
If someone is your "true friend", why would you not let them write on your wall?  I can understand not letting strangers or people that can't control what they say.  

If, someone is a "true friend", why would you hide all your wall posts from them, but leave the person as a friend so that they can see the posts thru their "news feed" and still make comments?  Why wouldn't you just delete that person all together?  

I am trying to understand.  Maybe there is no understanding to it.  Or maybe you didn't realize I "knew" you had these settings this way???

What Facebook settings have you implemented?  and Why?

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