For a while now, I have noticed on Facebook, alongside the right hand information feed, there have always been a few (about three) people listed there as "People You Might Know" and below that, it states how/why/when you might know the person.
My personal favorites are the ones that link to my college. I don't fudge on where I went, what I studied and eventually, what year I graduated.
About every day, I'll see a person, like Joe Blow. Then it will say under the person's name: "You and Joe both went to Marshall." Well, yeah. Me and about 16,000 undergrads went there during those years too. So, these opportunities to "know a person" are slim.
And, I majored in Journalism. If Joe majored in Geology, the chances we'd have of meeting on campus would be astronomical. See, even a COLA (College of Liberal Arts) grad can figure that out.
Also, every so often, a person I do truly know will pop up in the sidebar over there.
The way I see it is: If they're popping up on my sidebar, I might very well be popping up on their sidebar. If they want to befriend me online... that's their deal.
Facebook is a mystery to me and I never use it to "look up" people I might know. I'm much more comfortable with MySpace and that's the one I use most often.
Also, Blogger has offered a new feature - similar to Twitter, in a way - that allows you to "follow" blogs you like to read. I have a massive list already.
When the blogger I follow has a new post, it's listed in my dashboard area of my blog.
I have many favorites who are regular and faithful posters and some who just don't have the time and post when they get a chance. Either way is fine by me, but with the "follow" feature, I will be notified of a new post and don't have to go down my bookmarked list to find new stuff.
It's a handy feature.
So, if you've noticed me stalk... I mean, following you - then it just means your posts show up as new for me in my "homepage" on Blogger.
If I read and comment on your blog and I haven't added you to follow yet, just be patient. I'm trying to add people as I go along.
And, after I add you to follow, eventually I'll get around to adding you to the blogroll.
Happy Thursday, Stalkees!