Ask Muni Diaries
Is it rude to FB friend someone you see on MUNI daily but dont want to actually converse with because I’m a.m. antisocial w/ ipod
We dusted off the ol’ Muni Diaries Magic 8-Ball to arrive at the following:
Facebook users tend to fall into two broad categories: Those who friend (yes, a verb, deal with it) liberally, and those who exercise restraint, thereby limiting themselves to, you know, “friends” who are people they know.
As with other internet traditions, there’s no cut-and-dried, black-and-white answer here. On the one hand, who knows what could come out of this friending, should it occur? On the other, not doing anything surely wouldn’t inhibit the possibility of, oh, say, talking to this someone in person, on the bus, if the opportunity presented itself.
And there’s always that remote possibility that your someone could be reading this right now, and know exactly who you are. And there you’ll have it.
Verdict: Go with your gut.