Lew’s Laws of Facebook
Rule 1: I will not, under any circumstances, connect with you if you’re a co-worker. Sorry. I really do like all the people I work with, and hopefully between the 8+ hours we spend together at the office, Twitter, Email, and the Blog you’ve got enough Lew. Just assume it’s because I live a crazy double life full of intrigue and mystery.
Rule 2: I will not fill out any meaningful profile information. You know they never delete this stuff right? We already give enough of our private lives away to Google / the interweb. If you can’t find me without that information in there, it’s probably for the better, as we don’t keep in touch.
Rule 3: I will post old pictures of you if you accept my virtual friendship. I actually enjoy the excuse to do so, as I’ve got years of digital camera pictures I don’t go through too often, and a flatbed scanner with a back-light attachment for negatives for older pictures. However, I set all albums to “Friends Only” permission, which means that only the people we have in common will see them, so your coworkers, who you for whatever reason let connect with you on there, won’t see them. Also, I don’t intend to put up anything embarrassing, just pictures where we all look younger then we are now.
Rule 4: “Friend” and “Friending” are NOT verbs. This is irritating. Connect/Ping/Stalk are all acceptable alternatives.
Rule 5: If we haven’t been in touch for a least a year, I reserve the right to put you in a special group which limits your access to my family photos, and maybe some other things you won’t even know about.
For a comical take on this whole thing, check out the Man in the Box: