With almost 5,000 ‘friends’ from both my business and personal life, it’s not too often that I get really upset by what anyone does or says on Facebook.
My Facebook timeline is open to everyone and all opinions… and although I argue a lot about politics with some folks, it’s rare that I would ‘unfriend’ anyone just because their opinion differs from mine.
It’s good to share. We all learn something. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
Basically, Facebook is what it is.
HOWEVER, and that is a BIG however, what I do NOT appreciate, is being added to groups, especially those that I would never choose to join, had I been sent an invitation.
Case in point.
I was offline for a few days while camping in the ‘outback’ of New Mexico.
During that time, Facebook personality “____” added me to a group called ‘www.WatchPornandMakeMoney.com’.
Ya right… that’s a group I want my family and close friends to think I actually chose to join.
So, who loses?
“Domain Specialist” loses, because our 136 ‘mutual friends’ get to hear about his/her REALLY stupid move in adding me to this ridiculous group… as do YOU… and hopefully, your friends.
Granted, not every group add is quite so extreme, but trust me, adding people to Facebook groups they don’t themselves choose to join is a very bad move overall.
I personally have never remained a member of a group to which I was added by some so-called ‘friend’.
Moral of the story – Friends don’t add Friends to Facebook groups unless they ask first.
Doing so could ruin an otherwise good business reputation if you add the ‘wrong’ person… i.e. someone like me.
Treat all your Facebook friends with respect – personal and business.
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