Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I'm kinda new to the social networking thing (only had a Face Book account since July) and I need some advice. Your comments will determine how I deal with this problem.
I don't have many FB friends (less than 150) and of those, I feel comfortable passively interacting with 30 at most ("liking" and commenting on their posts and statuses, sending private messages, posting on walls etc...). I feel comfortable FB "chatting" with less than 10.
My problem is this. I made the mistake of "friending" someone who had similar interests. (I do not really know her, except through FB. ) Now she insists on "chatting" with me every time that she sees that we are on at the same time, asking personal questions, sometimes interrupting me in the middle of something important. I try to be polite, but sometimes I find myself making up excuses (ie: my phone's ringing, someone's at the door etc...) just to get her off my back. I also now quickly scan to see if she is on when I first get on FB, and if she is, I try to finish quickly so I don't have to interact with her.
Usually, I am on FB on to do something (check what others are posting, read messages, play a game etc...) not chat. I know it is possible to "unfriend" a person, but I know how that feels and I don't want to go that far. Any suggestions?
Thanks for your help.