I have 9000 friends..yeah!

Demetri Martin discusses what’s wrong with “Social Networking”. OK, he’s talking about kids and it’s parody, but the same concepts apply to professional “Social Networking”. And it’s all enhanced by the fact that it’s being presented by an adult with a bad haircut, acting like a kid…and not the smartest kind of kid at that.

Meanwhile, I’m still getting LinkedIn requests to connect to people I don’t know. Luckily, none of them are named SparkleBunny.

Comments (6)

  1. anon says:

    Yeah, I get linked-in invites from people I did not know.  I accepted the first of these because I was naive.  Now I know to not respond.

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    anon-same here. I atleast decline them and check the box with the reason (that I don’t know them wel enough to connect).

  3. TravisOwens says:

    I’m 20 but I am moderately active on MySpace (which is what social networking site they were ripping on).  I have to agree, people use the site wrong, they feel anybody they like (how they look, similar music tastes, close locality) is grounds for becoming "friends".  Worse yet, some people use the number of friends as a bragging right, call it digital popularity.

    The problem is, at the very least, if you aren’t in regular contact with that person they you aren’t really friends.

    I get a fair amount of random invites for people to be their "friends" and worse yet, these people never send me a message who they are or why they should be my friend.  This is even exaggerated with my wife’s account (being an attractive woman) she gets a boatload of random guys wanting to be "friends" and they never send a message on why should should bother.

    I guess Tom himself started this problem on MySpace when the software, by default, adds him to your friend list.  IMHO, if he really wanted a simple way to know how many people are signed up, all he had to do was "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM People" on the database instead of injecting his mug into everybody’s friend list.

  4. TravisOwens says:

    opps, I’m 29 not 20, for what little it matters

  5. HeatherLeigh says:

    Travis-they should hire you and use your attractive wife in their advertising ; )

  6. Tim says:

    I’m on both MySpace and LinkedIn, and I find they bother me much less than the people in my office do. Plus, I can delete them at will.

    Great pass along video, Heather. That guy is hilarious.