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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