Friend Requests on Facebook: Would you Share a Cup of Coffee with that Person?

Social media has changed our lives and also sheds new light on the term “friend”.  I often receive social media questions from my friends and family about a person from my community whom is a mutual friend of mine and they are curious who they are, and if they should accept their “friend” request.

My rule of thumb has always been to only accept their request if they are someone that you would like to share a cup of coffee with at 8am the next morning or grab a beverage with after work the following day. If you cannot answer yes to either, than is it really worth allowing that person into your online circle?

Let us know what you think? As for me, I am going to stick with the logic, of no coffee or wine than you probably do not have enough in common to share in my online world.


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