The big friends request debate.
I got a ‘friend request’ from gentlemen whom I met briefly at a conference. My approach to Facebook is to use it as a place to cultivate relationships:
- of people I know
- have been introduced to by trusted contacts
- or built up a relationship through other social spaces
*moving to the other side of the planet makes this platform a lot more important medium than normal.
I explained my reasoning to said guy of how I use this platform as a more personal network and also gave him links to this blog plus my Twitter as alternative ways of connecting.
Was interested to receive his take on how he thought “false psychology to disconnect the personal from the professional” and how it was a very old way of thinking.
For me, it’s not about privacy but more about intimacy.
Just as the media landscape continues to evolve so does our use of the many platforms available to us. People forget we can decide how we use them. We can define its uses.
How do you decide to use your social spaces? Do you? Is this thing on…?