WooHoo! Yippee! Flippin’ sweet!! Imagine my excitement when I get a note that someone want to connect on say facebook or shelfari. Okay maybe I am not THAT excited, but I figure, cool, maybe it is someone that I have not connected with in a while? Maybe it is someone new with whom St. Social Network has brought across my path?
So I click on the link to approve the friend request and am greeting with not just a username that makes absolutly no sense except your junior high school memory, but also an oh so personal picture such as:
Okay, not sure where this places me in the generational, cultural, stylistic spectrum when it comes to online social networking but this is a pet peeve of mine. Not that God cares about stuff like this, but for the LOVE OF GOD, help me know who you are if you want me to be willing to freaking network with you.
Now if you are just starting out, I totally understand and please take this as a statement of personal preference, but if you have been doing this for a while, c’mon. Now most networks force you to use your first name and last initial, but many still allow you to be totally anonymous. How will we REALLY be able to connect as social networks intend if you
can’t at least help me figure out who you are. I am still paranoid
enough to not want to spend much energy communicating with a blank
picture named macdaddy46, but that is just me.
So please . . . a picture, a clear username or even an eMail to tell me that you have just invited me to be your friend with some wacky username. Please, help a brother out here!