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

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Yeah, ok - this is funny. So one day I was looking at my fb friends and was like wait, when did I friend up these three random people (one of whom was you) from ILX? So I went to look at my history and realized that I'd done it when drunk and didn't remember doing so. Whoops!

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

I am the Pokemon kitties.

Ms Misery, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

hahaha well im nonetheless honored to be yr friend

max, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

In that case, I've just added you MM. Although, I would never had thought that was you because I had no idea that was your real name!

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

Max, likewise. :-)

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

I put my internet name up there at first but then my college friends were "wtf?"

Ms Misery, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:28 (twelve years ago) link

kv_nol I just poked you :)

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:36 (twelve years ago) link

saucy

Ed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:37 (twelve years ago) link

Oooo sir!

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:41 (twelve years ago) link

Perverts, all of you.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:43 (twelve years ago) link

You just jealous! I'll poke you now!

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:45 (twelve years ago) link

LOL "you have poked Ned Raggett"

i'm such an ILX Star Chaser!

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:49 (twelve years ago) link

Ah, you rapscallion, you wastrel!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

I ignored a friend's 'zombie bite'. I mean come on

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:54 (twelve years ago) link

haha enbb when you facebooked me it took me a week before i realized who you were!

^^ same!

I think it was the WDYLL thread that tipped me off actually!

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:00 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, CS - you were also friended the same drunken evening. Really, I should just stay away from the internets after imbibing.

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:01 (twelve years ago) link

ps - I was browsing the ILM group when said friending occurred.

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:02 (twelve years ago) link

Dude, the number of people (in the UK, at least), who have ever heard of Friendster, let alone been registered with it, is minuscule next to newly expolded Facebook. I don't think there's any "not another one" issue with take-up among the general population.

Is it just a matter of Facebook being bigger then? I don't doubt that it is, and probably has been for some time given that it's practically compulsory among students (pretty much every single person I know under the age of 24 is on it), but I guess I don't see people my age (28) jumping on-board with the same fervor as they did with the other major social-networking sites. Perhaps this will change. I just haven't noticed it yet.

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:06 (twelve years ago) link

Ah, you rapscallion, you wastrel!

-- Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:53 (Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:53)

Chillax, I left the money on the nightstand under the alarm clock!

Blueski, wise choice!

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:07 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, CS - you were also friended the same drunken evening

I like how these sites have turned "friend" into a verb, completely separate from "befriend."

Erica did not friend me, though. :(

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:08 (twelve years ago) link

Facebook's just come along at the right time. Friendster and MySpace are pre-Web Too Pointy buzz.

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:08 (twelve years ago) link

re 'friended' see also 'texted'

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

I just accepted random request from some girl who likes to sew (what made me befriend her). On facebook, she can't post "thx for the add" .gifs with sparkly my little ponies, can she?

molly mummenschanz, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:10 (twelve years ago) link

i should say, "one can't post..."

molly mummenschanz, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:11 (twelve years ago) link

Jaymc, your friends just don't want to add you. It's cool.

"Oh shit! Here comes Jaymc."
"Oh wow, stop talking about your Facebooks. He'll only want in like FRiendster and Myspace. Remember how cool they were before he went in? Exactly!"
"HAI GUYS"
"Hey Jaymc."
"DO YOU LIKE FACEBOOK?"
"No I am too cynical and not ready to jump in again."
"OH."

(This is all meant in jest. Not very funny jest, I'll admit. Sorry Jaymc)

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

one cannot.

xpost

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

re 'friended' see also 'texted'

http://www.cartoonbank.com/assets/1/124082_m.gif

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:18 (twelve years ago) link

Jaymc, consider yourself "be"friended.

Also, I was talking to a friend about FB recently and she was surprised I'd joined. She said she couldn't handle another networking site so I guess that is the attitude here, at least for some people. Whomever was talking about the UK thing was right though. Only one of my UK friends has a myspace whereas I've found loads of them on FB.

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:21 (twelve years ago) link

To be honest, I think it just boils down to Facebook being along at the right time and looking quite sober and having real names and real friends on it. For most people I know my age (28), Myspace etc still had that last vestige of "weird geeky internet stuff", while Facebook is just what people do, like texting or something.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:25 (twelve years ago) link

Myspace etc still had that last vestige of "weird geeky internet stuff"

Are you serious? For me the perception seems to be more "lame, kid stuff".

Ms Misery, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:27 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah. I remember mentioning Friendster to a group of teenage relatives who had just become enamored of MySpace and they looked at me like, "OK, whatever, old man."

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:37 (twelve years ago) link

AMATEUR SOCIOLOGY TIME:
Brother 1 is at university. He and all of his friends are on Facebook. Brother 2 is at vocational sixth form college and will not be going to university. He and all of his friends are on Myspace.

acrobat, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:42 (twelve years ago) link

myspace = lame kid stuff, as well as creepy old pervert stuff

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

all bases covered

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:46 (twelve years ago) link

does this mean media comentators are going to start saying "facebook generation" instead of "myspace generation". i'm not sure we'll cope.

acrobat, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:47 (twelve years ago) link

I find this MySpace/Facebook class divide strange because most people I know are on both. But then most people I know/hang out with went to college so duh. Seems a one way thing (if you didn't go to college perhaps you're more likely to only use MySpace but if you did go you'll jump on all and any friending-based bandwagon site in the pursuit of cool and socio-cultural synchronicity.

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:51 (twelve years ago) link

it's not strange considering FB, until very very very recently, was only open to college students (and high school students by invite only)

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:06 (twelve years ago) link

i know i just find it strange that a lot of university-going Facebook users wouldn't also have been on MySpace.

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:11 (twelve years ago) link

i've never even been tempted to get a myspace account! although maybe i'm an anomaly; my younger brother spends almost all his time on it and doesn't have a facebook account. he isn't a student yet, though, so it probably figures.

p.s. befriend me, if you like! you'll never have to request LJ in a dress pix ever again!

Just got offed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:15 (twelve years ago) link

when Myspazz went mental in 2005 in my experience it was kind of "alternative" people or at least people into music who were on it in the main, whereas when I first became aware of facebook later that year it seemed to be a used by people with less sub-cultural baggage.

acrobat, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:17 (twelve years ago) link

you'll never have to request LJ in a dress pix ever again!

nor 'for the first time ever' i trust

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:17 (twelve years ago) link

when I first became aware of facebook later that year it seemed to be a used by people with less sub-cultural baggage.

a massive point in facebook's favour, this

lex pretend, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:18 (twelve years ago) link

MySpace phase 1: US collegers
MySpace phase 2: shitty bands
MySpace phase 3: me and everyone i know #1
MySpace phase 4: decent bands
MySpace phase 5: me getting a new account cos old one was neglected and got culled
MySpace phase 6: our parents, employment agencies, newborn babies, lolcats, facebook-induced backlasheroo

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

I generally agree with Steve M. that most people who are just now joining Facebook are probably already on MySpace. But I think that there are definitely some people who joined Facebook when they were in college and it was still students-only but who resisted MySpace because it was too much of a random free-for-all, lacked privacy, and wasn't as directly connected to a campus community. My girlfriend's one of them.

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:23 (twelve years ago) link

I generally agree with Steve M. that most people who are just now joining Facebook are probably already on MySpace

Nah, not among my (non-internet) friends, anyway. None of them have ever been on any social networking site before.

The straights have taken over the asylum.

Alba, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:24 (twelve years ago) link

i guess there are a lot of people i know who do/would do Facebook but never MySpace, thinking about it more. Of my friends I'd say 50% are on both and the other 50 would be Facebook only. I don't know/have any chav MySpace-only friends.

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:27 (twelve years ago) link

The straights have taken over the asylum.

got it in one, jim

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:28 (twelve years ago) link

For the record I would like to note that I was using MySpace long before the bands came on. Regular Friendster users made the transition pretty early and although some bands made profiles, the "music" and "band" parts of MySpace came along after it was already pretty well along. (I was also long out of college).

Ms Misery, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:29 (twelve years ago) link

how is this not a good thing?

xp

lex pretend, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:29 (twelve years ago) link

Scotty, what's left?
Just the batteries. I can give you inpulse power in a couple minutes

...We don't HAVE a couple minutes

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link


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