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Facebook Friends You Don’t Need

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Only yesterday I was praising Facebook for connecting me to Dan the iPhone repair guy who replaced my cracked iPhone glass for 1/3 the cost of what the Apple Store wanted. Dan had ‘friended” Artvoice with the moniker IPhonerepair Buffalony.
Then today I read about an Indiana woman, Keri McMullen, whose Facebook photos included cool shots of her house, and all the expensive swag she owned. So when she did a Facebook status update to her circle of ‘friends’ that she and her fincée were going to a concert, one of those Facebook ‘friends’ burglarized the house. Security cameras caught the burglars ransacking the house and hauling of electronics and jewelry, pictures she immediately posted on Facebook and the ‘friend’ was identified. To which our Indiana gal said “Oh, God, I haven’t seen him in over 20 years.”
The moral of the story, I suppose, is that just because you have someone on your Facebook friend list don’t take it for granted they’re really you’re friend. And don’t post photos of your shit that you think is expensive and will impress your ‘friends’.

  • Richard Butz

    I’ve had the same thought from time to time. There are some people on my facebook that I’ve never even met in person and there is a lot of stuff I’d like to share with only my true friends sometimes. Facebook is a bizarre phenomenon.