As a follow up to my post yesterday about my Facebook friend audit and the Reasons Behind Unfriending People on Facebook, I wanted to share with you my list of the Top 11 Facebook Friend Requests You Should Avoid.
You should not accept Facebook friend requests from (and all of these have happened to me), or people who may want to think about unfriending:
- People who use their dog, cat, or other pet as their avatar. Really, I don’t want to build a relationship with your pet.
- People who constantly post religious quotes and verses to other people’s walls. If they do it to other people, they’ll do it to you. I’m all for expressing yourself, but not for pushing it on others.
- People who use a stuffed animal as their avatar. This is even more weird that using your pet.
- People who don’t speak your language and don’t even post their updates in a language you can understand.
- People who seem to do nothing but play Facebook games and want to update you on the mob family, farm pets, restaurant guests, or on what movie or television show character the most resemble.
- People who use a body part as their avatar. I don’t think using a picture of a butt is a good idea ever. I didn’t accept this friend request, but was amazed which friends did accept the bikini clad butt as their friend.
- People who never post anything themselves. Are you a spammer, harvester, creepy lurker?
- People who use a stock photo, sunset, or “view” as their avatar. You may like it, but it isn’t about what you think is cool or pretty. People need to get to know you to build a relationship.
- People who post written profanity in their status updates. This is tacky and so much worse than actually saying those words. You actually had to think it and consciously type it. Really, does typing the f-word really make you feel like a man?
- People who tag other people in videos, photos, and other posts that have nothing to do with them. Um, yeah… that is just spam.
- People who post all kinds of junk to your wall, like the Blingee book posts.
- People who sell or pitch to you with their friend invite. This one (AWESOME) was suggested to me by my friend Andrea Costantine after reading the article in my newsletter this week!
Did I miss one? I’d love to hear about it!