No Networking on the Social Networking Site FacebookSilly me. I was thinking that the social networking site currently named Facebook could prove to be an effective networking tool. I humbly admit that I am one of those media whores who friends New York Times journalists not so much so that I can get to know them and eventually invite them over to my home for a nice meal my husband can whip up, but so that I can pitch them a story via Facebook mail and save myself and the technology company for whom I do some publicity about four grand a year, the average cost of a sophisticated media database and press release distribution service.

I’m cheap and I’m tacky. Yes I am. Proud of it!

Is that why I’ve been placed on probation?

Yes. A two-day probation. Like the kind I used to get in Catholic grade school when I couldn’t stop giggling in church or cheated on a test because I was too embarrassed to confess to my teacher that I couldn’t read.

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Who Knew? No Networking on the Social “Networking” Site Facebook

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  1. Sorry to hear. Why don’t you go to Twitter where you can friend whomever
    you want and they simply couldn’t care less how many people you follow or induce to follow you. Good luck.

  2. If you send a bunch of friend requests out, and people click “Ignore” and report to Facebook that they do not know you, of course the company is going to take action to prevent unwanted solicitations. This was the act of the people you were trying to friend; Facebook’s algorithms just used their feedback.

  3. Checking my own motives has kept me free from this consequence you are now experiencing. Quite honestly I am glad to see Facebook has kept to their social networking goal of friends getting together with friends this is why on the right side it suggests friends you also may know! If you don’t know them ok but if you do then “friend” request them, other wise we can call this myspace! Maybe you would be better suited for myspace where you can be friends with no one you personally know! Hooray for Facebook

  4. Well, for networking, use a “real” networking site: .ning.
    I belong to one called Innercircle.ning where we network. Facebook is for friends and stupid games. Granted , once we have a a group of people networked on .Ning we often start a group in Facebook . Dunno why really. ;-)
    Millions of us using the different networking sites are still figuring out how to put them to use without loosing the human touch. Perhaps we’ll learn from all the kids who never knew anything else how to use networking sites.

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