Facebook naivete

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After all these years of preaching to others about the dangers of Facebook and to be aware of who you allow a window into your world, I am surprised by my own inability to accept the fact that not everyone on there is going to be as honest about “friends” as I seem to be.

I am still naive enough to believe that accepting a friend request on Facebook means you like the person.

This is not true anymore.   

Facebook has become a breeding ground for the malignant disordered of the population and while there are many out there that are groovy blue suedes, there are just as many out there that are content to sit back and gather moody intel so they have someone the chew on during dinner parties and coffee dates.

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I guess the great part of all of this is I have friends that know all of this and just don’t care. They make every post they write proudly Public and shake their booty like they just don’t care. I wish, wish, wish I had that bravado these days, but I just don’t. So I will be keeping my personal life personal, while still letting you take a peek at my thoughts right here, on Madeline Scribes.

How do you feel about Facebook these days? Does it scare you, or do you feel like it’s still a really friendly place?

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About Madeline Scribes

A writer with a sense of humor. If anyone can laugh at life, it's me.
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16 Responses to Facebook naivete

  1. Margarita says:

    Still don’t see the appeal of facebook. I prefer my friends face-to-face. Don’t you? 😉 xoM

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  2. drkottaway says:

    I watched a family lawsuit build up after my sister died, on Facebook and a writing site. I tried to gently post photographs to stop it but it was too late — the misinformation had been going on for years. It is still horrible. I am very very wary.

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    • This is the worst, but good on you for trying to diffuse the drama. I have eliminated many of the folks from my profile that caused me anxiety, and a few that I dearly love, but they kept company with folks that caused me anxiety. That was a hard choice to make. These days I like my Facebook experience for the most part.I won’t pretend to understand many of the people on there that simply can’t live without the drama though.

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  3. boringbug says:

    Apparently, from what I have learned from my friends experiences- Facebook is turning out to be a nuisance for girls. But yet again it has become an integral part of our and the upcoming generation.

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  4. Quirky Books says:

    Overall I like Facebook loads and I use it to speak to some amazing people around the globe via the Messenger AP – people I would never have spoken to before. Most of my T-shirt sales come through Facebook too and it’s fab for business in general. However, for the first time this week, after I was in the Mirror National newspaper, this woman, from one of my own groups decided to write malicious and untrue stuff about me and originally she warned me of others doing that – while she was one of the people who looked to be causing it – and she became a ring leader or secretly was the lead ringer already, and certainly did cause all the problems in the end. I will not repeat the horrible list of things she said about me but I had to remove and block her from my group and from my own public profile page that she has left 4 horrid messages on, on one of my posts for all my friends to see – nasty!

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    • That’s a malignant sociopath. People are starting to see right through those kinds of attacks. The fact that people that behave that way is now openly discussed and they are now regarded as unhealthy, therefore unreliable as a source of any kind of truth. I am so sorry you are having to deal with that. From experience i can tell you it’s not fun at all. Sending you a big hug!

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      • Quirky Books says:

        Thanks Madeline I needed that hug.
        She had taken screenshots of conversations she had been having with others about me that said things they didn’t like about me. She posted 3 or 4 of them in my own group and said she had 21 in total according to her. Luckily I was up in the early hours and they had not been up long before I removed them and had her blocked. Then she started on my public personal profile page – I keep it public because I like to – it’s good for business and I don’t have anything to hide. But FB now automatically allow strangers to comment on posts on there, unless you change the settings which is what I have now done.

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      • Those kinds of sad souls really need to find healthy hobbies. Just keep ignoring and blocking her. She will get bored eventually and go away.

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