A few months ago, I wrote a post titled "My Mother Is On Facebook". In the post, I laid out some Facebook rules and regulations for the somewhat older crowd. I've spent quite a bit of time on "The Facebook" in my days, so I feel fairly educated and somewhat of a "professional"...completely certified to give a little advice.
So, recently, I dealt out a little bit of that advice to a certain someone on Impulsive's Facebook page. This guy is an old HS friend of ours and he's new to the social networking world...apparently he's been living in a van...down by the river...and I'm not even trying to be funny.
We tried to be welcoming to him at first, and by welcoming, I mean we made fun of him openly where all of our mutual friends could point and laugh. What?! Everyone should be initiated. It's only fair.
After a couple of inappropriate Wall Posts, I felt it necessary to set him straight...tell him how the cow eats the cabbage...put him on the Facebook straight and narrow. Besides, the last Wall Post was on my girl Impulsive's profile and I like to watch out for my friends.
This is how the conversation went down. Names have been changed to protect the innocent...or the guilty, whichever.
LD Stones wrote: Hey there.:) long time huh. i sure remember our good times now it just seems like we're old.:) i seen u and others had somethin to say about what i said to mona. i was drinkin and 1st time I've been in this world plus i just got over a 3yr relationship. longest I've made it since u. i guess i haven't changed much:) how u been? i hear about u every now and again
August 3 at 9:53am Jenny Kate: Facebook Rule #1 - Do not post stuff like this and expect smart asses like me to leave you alone...'cause it won't happen.
August 3 at 9:54am Jenny Kate: Facebook Rule #2 - Do Not drink before commenting on someone's page...well, unless your name is *Impulsive Addict* or *Jenny Kate*...then and only then is it acceptable.
August 3 at 9:55am Jenny Kate: Facebook Rule #3 - To keep the above from happening, use the message button. It'll save you from being heckled and harrassed...HOWEVER, it is not nearly as fun.
If you have some inappropriate Facebookers in your life, pass these helpful hints on and click on the link above to read my original "Social Networking Guidelines for Baby Boomers and Beyond".