Facebook's Privacy Settings Now Allow Everyone

Who Will You Not Add on Facebook?

I turned to Facebook a few years ago when MySpace had become too much of a friend request circus; I realized I wanted to have more personal connections with the kind of information I shared. However, with Facebook's new Twitter-like layout and option to share with everyone, I'm starting to feel like user privacy is not such a priority for the gargantuan site anymore.


On the note of privacy, though, I will say that I am letting in some new Facebook users I hadn't thought I ever would when I joined. My mom and I are friends, and I've found long-lost cousins, and my great-aunt in her eighties is one of my newest friends. I also have no problem adding work friends, but then I'm at a point in my life when I'm not going to crazy parties and having relationship drama, so I have nothing potentially embarrassing going on.

That's not to say I'm comfortable with adding anyone who tries to add me — I have a particular disdain for people I went to school with but never, ever spoke to, because I want people I genuinely know and care about, and vice versa. I'll ignore a friend request so fast if it's someone I suspect is just adding me to up their numbers.

And of course, I don't add anyone I straight up don't know, or companies using Facebook. What about you? Are there family, friends, co-workers, or others that you won't add on Facebook?

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