"Can I say you're my girlfriend on Facebook?"

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ok, i'm now here now. hunt for j3remy s41m0n.

kingfish, Thursday, 24 May 2007 04:16 (twelve years ago) link

Ha ha just joined ILX/M group. Sadly this means that people will now find where I spend my day and get all my jokes! Maybe I should unsubscribe just to be safe!

kv_nol, Thursday, 24 May 2007 09:14 (twelve years ago) link

I don't get the pokes, either. The one person I've poked is my husband.

Yes, me and my boyfriend poke each other several times a day. Wait, what?

emil.y, Thursday, 24 May 2007 09:16 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2223261784

braveclub, Thursday, 24 May 2007 09:41 (twelve years ago) link

Dear god how I hate humanity sometimes...

kv_nol, Thursday, 24 May 2007 10:03 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Does "I hooked up with..." imply a sexual relationship or not?

Alba, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 18:05 (twelve years ago) link

it's only used ironically

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 18:09 (twelve years ago) link

not from this angle

Will M., Tuesday, 12 June 2007 18:09 (twelve years ago) link

Yes, me and my boyfriend poke each other several times a day.

hahaha. You kids and your boundless energy.

Sara R-C, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 18:12 (twelve years ago) link

finally joined facebook this afternoon and I am frankly amazed how many ppl contacted me in a v short period of time, compared with myspace where I find i get friended in dribs and drabs (and mainly by bands these days, tho I don't mind that).

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:14 (twelve years ago) link

Still won't do it.

I mean, my boss is on Facebook. 'Nuff said.

Masonic Boom, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:15 (twelve years ago) link

What is the ILX0r group? How do I join it?

Does anyone else find this more incomprehensible than MySpace/Friendster. I have no idea what to do.

Ms Misery, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:17 (twelve years ago) link

"Hooked up with" does imply snogged/boffed, but most people use it as a joke.

I have managed to avoid being friended by ex-school people by using my name that only came into being a couple of years after I left. Ha!

emil.y, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:17 (twelve years ago) link

"hooked up with" has the virtue of being open to interpretation, and a casual, short-lived sexual relationship is definitely one of those interpretations

Tracer Hand, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:18 (twelve years ago) link

I used my internet psuedonym which confused old college friends. But I really don't want to use my real name. I don't know why, this seems more adult and almost every one else is.

Ms Misery, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

Facebook is easy for me, but I think it's harder for new people to get a handle on now that they've got all the new features and "applications" (ugh)

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

people don't use pseudonyms on Facebook, if you want to be less searchable just use your last initial instead of your last name, or something like that. Personal FB pages don't show up on Google, and only FB members who are in your network/are your friends can see your page.

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:21 (twelve years ago) link

I finally relented a week or 2 ago and signed up after being hassled by several friends to join as "everyone we know is on it". But actually pretty much only the friends who were hassling me are on it! I joined the ILM group. No-one from my past who I either wanted to get in touch with or wanted to avoid has turned up yet.

Colonel Poo, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

I might try the last inital. I wanted to use MsMisery as nearly everybody knows me as that. Real-life friends I've known in the past few years know me as Samantha as well but not people I was in school with 12 years ago. :(

What is the ILx group called? I could only find my college.

Ms Misery, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

"I Love Music"

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

yes, where's the ILX group?

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:24 (twelve years ago) link

I'm not ILM.

Ms Misery, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:25 (twelve years ago) link

i am the small ILM

blueski, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

i finally got on there on friday, so bored was i at work. i was tempted to tick 'we dated' when Dan friended me - i'm mad me.

don't really get this 'poking' thing.

blueski, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:29 (twelve years ago) link

ah.....

That one guy that quit, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:32 (twelve years ago) link

don't really get this 'poking' thing.

guess it's a bit like winking on okcupid....

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:48 (twelve years ago) link

I don't think I'd mind being friended by ex school ppl now. Time is a great healer! I would imagine that if I was tho it would follow the same pattern as with Friends Reunited, a couple of emails back an forth to ascertain what we were doing these days and that would be that.

does anyone bother w/ friends reunited anymore? (i'm guessing not)

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:10 (twelve years ago) link

I am your friend, Mark!!

C J, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:11 (twelve years ago) link

I look at Friends Reunited (very) occasionally when they send me an email saying someone has updated their details - which usually is a lie!

There is no-one from my year at school on Facebook, but loads from the years either side. Curious.

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:12 (twelve years ago) link

Not for a long, long time (xpost x 2).

I've just had an email from someone I've never heard of in my life wanting to add me as a "friend" to Facebook. The cheek of it. It's a disgrace.

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:13 (twelve years ago) link

Myspace is for Proles. Let us over throw the bourgeois Facebook, all power to the soviets, etc.

Ed, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:13 (twelve years ago) link

That might have been me, Marcello :)

C J, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:14 (twelve years ago) link

No it wasn't a CJ.

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:15 (twelve years ago) link

the whole point of facebook is a bunch of randoms calling each other friends.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:17 (twelve years ago) link

Registered for Facebook last Friday, immediately re-established contact with people I hadn't seen for 5-6 years. And that's without just randomly typing names of old friends in the search box (which I obviously intend to do next). So it's done its job for old geezers like me, I suppose.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:18 (twelve years ago) link

the take-up in the last, like, month of two seems to be huge, based on total lack of statistics.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:19 (twelve years ago) link

FR was oddly therapeutic for me since it first came up just after Laura died, so it was quite reassuring when people I hadn't seen for 20+ years got in touch and I had to tell them what had happened and they were all very nice and understanding about it though I haven't really kept in touch with any of them since because, well if you know "Do You Remember Walter?" by the Kinks that sums it up pretty acutely.

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:21 (twelve years ago) link

If my emailer "CW" was in fact CJ then fair do's and thanks, but being added as a "friend" by people I don't know is pretty creepy, like people coming up to me in the street wanting to hug me or something (not that that ever happens) - you just want to run as far away from it/them as possible.

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:22 (twelve years ago) link

it's probably an ilxor, MC. this is kind of what you sign up for with facebook!!

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:23 (twelve years ago) link

fair do's, Marcello Carlin

RJG, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:25 (twelve years ago) link

like people coming up to me in the street wanting to hug me or something (not that that ever happens)

I'm reasonably happy with it, but I see it more as a random person coming up to me and starting a conversation in a pub, which happens quite a lot! So i guess a person's reaction to being friended by someone who is not in fact their friend is largely governed by which real life situation they think it is most like....

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:26 (twelve years ago) link

the whole point of facebook is a bunch of randoms calling each other friends.

i think for most people i know, it's limited to actual friends. for me at the very least people i've met a few times and like (as opposed to "people i see every weekend"). i've had a few friend requests which i didn't recognise but it was usually because i'd forgotten them rather than didn't know them in the first place.

it does seem to have exploded in the last few months rather and is the first of this type of site that i could actually see being a part of everyday life for normal people in the same way that, i dunno, a mobile phone is - the events thing is really such a handy way of keeping upt-o-date w/ your diary.

pseudonyms on facebook = lame.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:41 (twelve years ago) link

what is dud is PRs friending you and then HASSLING YOU VIA THE MEDIUM OF FACEBOOK

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:42 (twelve years ago) link

I don't mind people getting in touch with me via the blog or ILx or wherever - after all, that's how I met my fiancee! - but the whole MySpace/Facebook "friend" business doesn't really gel; for me the randomness of "friending" in that context is just one step up from URGENT RESPONSE REQUIRED TO NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT CRISIS-type spam.

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:43 (twelve years ago) link

pseudonyms on facebook = lame.

tell it to little terry lennox

blueski, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:44 (twelve years ago) link

i don't mean "random" in a bad way entirely -- but i wouldn't call someone i'd met a few times a friend (or not 'actual friend'), necessarily. i guess it depends. i only just put my real email addy up, not really sure if i want in.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:45 (twelve years ago) link

fear of random weirdos friending you seems to take up about 50% of the chat around facebook, compared to about 1% of actual stuff which happens on facebook. and if you don't like it just deny them!

tell it to little terry lennox

i have done, repeatedly

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:46 (twelve years ago) link

i don't mean "random" in a bad way entirely -- but i wouldn't call someone i'd met a few times a friend (or not 'actual friend')

well no, neither would i, but facebook friend != actual friend. it's a useful way to keep in contact w/ people who'd otherwise be relegated to "i remember a nice conversation with this person at this party that time" and, you know, make more actual friends

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:47 (twelve years ago) link

i gave in to the peer pressure and registered a few weeks ago. Haven't met any random weirdos or creeps from the past yet.

Roz, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:11 (twelve years ago) link

myspace>>>>facebook

facebook is basically oldschooltie shit. though, the explosion on facebook has suddenly made myspace look dated and even empty. myspace feels a tiny bit like makeoutclub or lipstickandcigarettes now

696, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:26 (twelve years ago) link


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