Why does Facebook insist on continuing to tell me who my friends are and are not? On August 27, 2010 I wrote — Facebook as Probiotic: I Now Have 5,000 Friends — and I was delighted I had so many new and coveted virtual friends on Facebook:
The Facebook friends count is volatile as it jumps by a count of ten and then drops by ten throughout the day. One moment, you have 4,900 friends and the next time you update the page moments later, you’ve dropped down to 4,890 friends — that makes adding new friends a bit perilous and hard to predict because Facebook is sensitive if you try to add too many friends too fast, or if you accept too many new friendships too quickly.
Facebook will not hesitate to warn you against — or even ban you from — adding too many friends. I don’t understand why.
Facebook have always been bullies and censors when you try to add new friend requests if they don’t think you really really truly know those people — and they block you. That is annoying and irritating.
This week, Facebook started a new bullying ploy from the other side of the “friending” dyad — harassing ME if I want to accept a NEW FRIEND invitation from someone else they don’t think I know! Here’s the screenshot proof:
What’s going on with Facebook? Why do they care how well I know people or not? What business is it of theirs?
Of course, as per usual, I always accept friend requests, and I welcomed them into my heart. The “People You May Know” list that Facebook auto-generates for to me friend is never accurate or honest:
I don’t like this new bullying move by Facebook. Raise the friends limit from a measly 5,000! Get out of my face with inquiries about if I REALLY REALLY know the people who are seeking my friendship online. Leave us alone! We can decide our own friendship fates without Facebook censorship!