It seems to me that these days it seems to be important how many friends we have on every and all social media.
You are no-body if you have less than 100 friends on Facebook, you are no-body if you don’t have at least 1K in followers on Pinterest, likewise if you don’t have at least 3 circles on Google + with hundreds of followers, you might as well stop everything you are doing and correct that short coming.
But, I need to be clear, with all these friends and circles and followers, there are maybe only a hand full of people that I trust. That totals 5 to 10 at the very most, and even those have different levels of trust factor. There are maybe only one or two that know my innermost secrets and I aim to keep it that way.
I will not give out personal information on any Social Platform. If you want to know about me, then you had better find a way to meet me in person and it better not come as an invite from any Social Media Platform.
My on-line persona and my off line persona are quite different. I will not respond to private messages that give me a hotmail account to respond to. My curiousity about whatever it is you want to discuss with me, has just ended. So save yourself and myself the trouble and Don’t Bother!
If you want to know more about me, then follow me for a while, respond or acknowledge my posts. If you ask questions of me, and they are within my comfort zone of answering, I will. If they are inappropriate for our level of intimacy, then I will let you know that too.
I don’t want or expect that anyone will want to know more than what I post here, in the open, for all the eyes of the world to see. What I share in these Social Platforms is not the core of who I am, but rather some of my thoughts and some of my feelings about what is going on around me. The personal stuff is for close friends who come and eat with me and spend time (sometimes hours) just relaxing and talking about the world around us.
Friends are not what you find on Social Media, but I guess calling them acquaintances just doesn’t have the same ring to it.