There are all kinds of reasons people "friend" someone on Facebook.
Some I get.
Others I don't.
I am admitting to not knowing everything.
Cause you thought I did.
So this week's Ten Things Tuesday is why people "friend" other people on Facebook.
1. You are actually friends in real life.
I'd say this is a good reason. No explanation needed.
2. You met the other person on another website.
It could be a forum or this here blogging site.
3. To play Zynga games
You know like Farm Town or Mafia Wars or even Cafe World or whatever the it game is now. I have seen discussions on forum sites about wanting to add people that play that game so they can reach a level or something.
I really don't get these games. I tried to be nice when I joined Facebook and did a couple for a friend. You can't win. All you do is click and get to another level. What is the point in playing a GAME that you can't win and has no end?
4. You are friends with that person's boyfriend or spouse.
This seems to be mostly female friending friends of their significant other. Though I have, on occasion, seen it go the other way.
5. Being related
I have gotten requests from family members that I don't know or barely know. Sure we are related, but that is as far as it goes.
6. Same name
Cool! You have the same name as I do, you must be my friend. Yes, people do that. Why?
I have no idea.
7. You are married to my relative
That makes you family by default. You must be my friend.
8. We both belong to the same Facebook page OR group
Now, just because I like chipped beef on toast AND you like chipped beef on toast that doesn't mean we are now besties. Go ahead. Knock yourself out. Send me a friend request.
9. We went to school together
It's been 20 years and counting. I haven't seen you since the 10 year reunion(which, by the way, sucked monkey balls).
10. To get more people to see their links
I have not done this. But, my husband has accepted requests thinking they might see the links he shares of my yummy stuff blog. I never share welcome to me links. I do on twitter sometimes, but not Facebook.