if you and i are friends on facebook or if we talk often enough through a different avenue, you already know that for a while now, i have been on and off of facebook. many of the people on my friend list are people i know in real life. i belong to certain sports groups on facebook and i may have only added 10 people, and a few bloggers. so really, under 20 people that i haven't met in person. the funny thing is that, these people don' t give me problems and act more like my friends than those in real life.
an incident happened a few months ago when one of my good male friends caught his girlfriend cheating. the problem was, many of our mutual friends have caught her slipping through facebook's newsfeed. yea. remember that thing? if you aren't careful, what you write on people's wall and such, can be seen my all of us. exactly. you got that right trick! it has caused so much stress, drama and harassment that she was reported to facebook and her page was asked to be taken down. of course, i was left with creating a new account. when i started facebook i had 400+ friends, i cleaned it out and had 300, 228 and now with the new account at 108. when shit hits the fan, you also discover which people will believe anything they hear without confirming things with you.
long story short, facebook should be a fun experience networking and catching up with people. it shouldn't be a place where drama should be brought upon and act like jerry springer if you're caught between a web of lies.