I will NOT lend any of you people $5June 25, 2007
I don’t know who any of the names in this screencap refer to. I signed up for a Facebook account like three weeks ago (approximately six months after it absolutely 100% stopped being cool to have a Facebook account) and I haven’t gone back to the page since. However, in the intervening weeks I’ve been periodically hit up for “Friend” status with a different stranger every few days. Who the hell are these people, and why did they randomly choose my blank user profile to try and befriend? How lonely do you have to be to ask a random stranger on Facebook to be your friend? It’s like dialing 310 and a random seven digit number just to chat. “Hey, couldn’t help but notice we’re in the same area code… So, do you like Crowded House & Wilco? Let’s be friends!!”
UPDATE: this article sums up my feelings about Facebook perfectly.