Facebook also reveals things about your friends that you wish you didn’t know (see “sexy,” above). For me, it’s finding out that your friend doesn’t believe in universal health care. I wish I didn’t know that about him.
Ellen has had the same issue. From Facebook, she learned that a friend was much more conservative than she thought, and voted for Mitt Romney. “Now I don’t like her as much,” she says.
What’s also annoying is that whenever I comment on a post, I receive all the other comments on that post. Thus, my e-mail was recently jammed with 21 responses to my friend’s post — all from people I do not know. Lesson learned: Do not comment. Just give a “like.”
Maybe some of my Facebook friends will see this column and decide to unload me before I unload them. It won’t hurt my feelings, I promise. And just because I don’t friend you doesn’t mean I don’t like you.
Even Aristotle is on my side. As he once said: “A friend to all is a friend to none.”
Bella English lives in Milton. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.