New debate over Facebook 'friending'
By James Havers, Sympatico / MSN Finance
Anyone on Facebook has been faced with teems of 'friend requests' by old friends, colleagues and acquaintances. It's a natural occurrence in the social networking boom often met with enthusiasm over the prospect of reconnecting.
While everyone has been faced with the dull prospect of 'declining' such a request, there have been ethical questions raised over 'friending' certain individuals. Should you reach out to work colleagues? Business partners? Old spouses?
Now, a law professor at The Volokh Conspiracy has opened the debate over 'friending' his students. He doesn't have a problem with it as he tends to keep his Facebook life at arms’ length, omitting the addition of extremely intimate or private material on his page. But this view isn't shared by many of his colleagues.
Meanwhile, parents are reaching out to their kids on Facebook in growing numbers. Bella English at Boston.com, newly signed up to Facebook, was greeted with this response by her appalled 17-year-old: "Mom, you have to get off Facebook. It's creepy. It's not for people your age."
MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and others have torn down walls and brought us all closer together. Perhaps we're finding now we liked those walls right where they were.
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Posted by: 345345 | Feb 6, 2022 12:26:28 AM
does this guy have nothing else to do
Posted by: Cinnamon | Feb 6, 2022 6:19:47 AM
So big deal if he is on facebook. As long as it doesn't affect his job or his family, I don't know why anyone should care. I had facebook, I deleted it because I got bored of it, simple as that. Why must we always trash others who are not exactly like we want them to be, Hitler had that type of mentality and look what happened (and no I am not comparing anti facebookers with nazis - just showing how stupid it is to want everyone to stop using FB because YOU don't like it - who made you king/queen of the world and of people's lives?) I had tons of former college profs and current profs as "friends" and believe it or not they were much better "friends" then the 70's and 80s genenration of my FB friends. The older members tend to not use their status as an emotional journal examples ; "Jennifer has a breaking heart, he is such an a$$, I want to die!!!" or "Mark is having a glass of wine with his wife and will then watch tv with the kids and then go to sleep" etc..... Like anyone is really interested or really cares. So before people start knocking older people for using it, they seem (from my view anyways, although I am sure it is not like that for everyone) to have more maturity when it comes with social networks, so why should we shun them for it? I say bring it on
Posted by: 3456789 | Feb 6, 2022 7:00:54 AM
what does this article have to do with 'finance"? This is my only question....
Posted by: MnMrMustrd | Feb 6, 2022 7:12:17 AM
This whole article is just plain garbage. The poster is a complete moron.
Posted by: Randal | Feb 6, 2022 7:46:26 AM
Yes MnMrMustrd, I couldn't agree more. You see the tease, you click, you waste your time. Why don't these articles become more accountable to people's time? Big on concept, small on content.
Posted by: Tomou | Feb 8, 2022 2:07:51 AM
What the hay did that have to do with anything about nothing? Thats about how much that article made sense
Posted by: Walrus | Feb 8, 2022 11:12:50 AM
You're right about that... "small on content" but I'll bet you that it got a ridiculous amount of hits. I wonder how much money has made so far?