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Feb 18, 2009

My Social Network "Friend" Policy

Note: this policy is now being managed on my personal site.  Please get the latest version here.  

Over the past few years I have joined several social networking sites and continue to use a few of them regularly. These sites serve different purposes for me and I have started to come up with strategies of whom to connect with where. Here are the general guidelines that I have developed (subject to spontaneous change and arbitrary override).

  1. On Facebook, I only "friend" real life friends and family.

  2. On location based services (like Tripit, Brightkite), I only connect to people that I would genuinely like to meet up with when traveling and who I trust not to rob my house when I am away.

  3. On LinkedIn, I only connect with people that I would want to work with.

  4. I only follow people who inform and/or entertain me on Twitter and Friendfeed

  5. I have stopped joining sites like Naymz for which I can't see real purpose.

Well, those are my rules and I'm stickin' to 'em... at least, for now and when I don't forget them (LOLZ).