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NFT: Facebook/social media

Milton : 4/14/2017 11:38 am
A friend of mine who is a "Tollywood movie star" (one step removed from Bollywood!) in India posted a photo of the two of us when she was visiting a couple months ago and it got over 2,000 likes within hours. And now I've been bombarded with friend requests from India. Is it safe to accept them all? Is there a downside to having hundreds of Facebook friends that you have nothing to do with (in terms of the algorithm)? Is there an upside to it (for marketing purposes)? It's not just the friend requests, I'm getting messages and requests for video chats. Oy.

Here's the photo for the "Pics or GTFO" crowd (I know I look like a dork)!
I wouldn't say you look like a dork  
Jim in Fairfax : 4/14/2017 11:49 am : link
More like you're completely invisible. Really blend into the background.
RE: I wouldn't say you look like a dork  
Milton : 4/14/2017 11:51 am : link
In comment 13428457 Jim in Fairfax said:
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More like you're completely invisible. Really blend into the background.
Yeah, I gotta figure how to load a photo to BBI off of Facebook.
Ha next thing you'll know  
gidiefor : Mod : 4/14/2017 11:55 am : link
you'll have married a few of them, and they will all show up on your doorstep and start moving in.
dont need pic of you  
spike : 4/14/2017 11:55 am : link
just pic of HER!
Here's an image of her...  
Milton : 4/14/2017 12:00 pm : link

and here's video - ( New Window )
Great pic  
LCtheINTMachine : 4/14/2017 12:01 pm : link
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RE: Ha next thing you'll know  
Milton : 4/14/2017 12:14 pm : link
In comment 13428475 gidiefor said:
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you'll have married a few of them, and they will all show up on your doorstep and start moving in.
It's mostly guys although it's hard to tell with Indian names. What do you do when a complete stranger sends you messages like "Hi" or "How are you?" One guy told me his test scores and asked for advice on getting into the Wharton School (it's in my Facebook profile) so I could at least respond to him with something of substance.
Excellent  
mrvax : 4/14/2017 12:15 pm : link
pic.
Why friend anyone you don't know personally  
montanagiant : 4/14/2017 12:17 pm : link
Or at least interacted with a couple of times on FB?
RE: Why friend anyone you don't know personally  
Milton : 4/14/2017 12:19 pm : link
In comment 13428517 montanagiant said:
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Or at least interacted with a couple of times on FB?
Marketing reasons.
RE: RE: Ha next thing you'll know  
gidiefor : Mod : 4/14/2017 12:42 pm : link
In comment 13428511 Milton said:
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It's mostly guys although it's hard to tell with Indian names. What do you do when a complete stranger sends you messages like "Hi" or "How are you?" One guy told me his test scores and asked for advice on getting into the Wharton School (it's in my Facebook profile) so I could at least respond to him with something of substance.


Guys marry guys
I could imagine  
giantsfan44ab : 4/14/2017 12:44 pm : link
I get bombarded with friend requests from all my grandparents friends in India all the time.

The whole collecting as many new FB friends fad has died down in the US but has picked up in other countries.

I'd be weary because some might feel pretty comfortable considering you an actual "friend" and start posting/messaging/sharing stuff you might not exactly be interested in.
Just read your last line  
giantsfan44ab : 4/14/2017 12:45 pm : link
"Requests for video chats".

Yeah I'd buckle in tight if you're about to accept them all.
RE: Just read your last line  
Milton : 4/14/2017 1:01 pm : link
In comment 13428577 giantsfan44ab said:
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"Requests for video chats".

Yeah I'd buckle in tight if you're about to accept them all.
Other than the guy who had a specific question I've ignored all messages.
How do I  
spike : 4/14/2017 2:08 pm : link
Get in touch of this gorgeous Tollywood star?
I would not  
Les in TO : 4/14/2017 8:59 pm : link
Accept random friend requests on Facebook.
Oh and you  
Les in TO : 4/14/2017 8:59 pm : link
Need to get out of the friend zone with that friend
Chicks like this  
LCtheINTMachine : 4/15/2017 11:22 am : link
are a dime a dozen in India.

Literally. The population density is insane over there.
Okay, I think I figured out how to upload the photo...  
Milton : 4/15/2017 12:34 pm : link
And you'll see I wasn't kidding when I said I look like a dork.....
I was disappointed by the lack of ridicule I received...  
Milton : 4/18/2017 7:58 pm : link
So I'm giving this a bump.
p.s.--And I'm bored, antsy, and in need of more distractions to keep me from working.
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