Sunday, October 23, 2011

With Facebook Friends, Who Needs Enemies??

I am normally the person who laughs at Facebook drama and tells people to get over it b/c it's just not that serious. It's true, it's not. But sometimes, even though it's only on Facebook, the drama can hurt.

I think it's b/c Facebook uses the word "Friends" to describe the people on your list even though for most people, most of the members of their friends list are really nothing more than acquaintances or work friends.

I have been very picky about who I add to my friends list b/c of this. I won't add people just b/c they play the same game as me, and I don't add people I went to high school with just b/c they decided to be nice to me for the 20 seconds it took to write a hello and click "add friend".

SO, it really hurts me and offends me that someone I consider a friend felt the need to report one (or more) of my photos to the powers that be at Facebook. Apparently, my photo offended them to the point where they accused me of violating Facebook's Terms of Service.

While investigating the matter my account is not allowed to upload photos, or tag photos. If the photo is found to be in violation, they will delete it without notice. If I am in "extreme violation of the terms of service" they "reserve the right to terminate" my account on "a permanent basis."

I'm not really worried that the photo will be deleted, b/c I read and reread the terms and I do not believe it violates any of them. I am however upset that instead of just ignoring the tiny little thumbnail that has been my profile picture for weeks, someone I care about, had to go and "narc" on me. I am 99.9% sure that I know who it was and it's just so ridiculous that I roll my eyes just thinking about them.

The worst part is, I would like to remove them from my list b/c they do not fit my definition of the word friend, but if it's who I think it is, deleting them would just cause more actual drama and it's not worth it.

This is the photo. Warning: Some people may be offended. There is FAKE blood. A lot of FAKE blood. It's jello and cranberries and was very very yummy. The photo was taken right after my bffl and I filmed scenes for the documentary Zombies: A Living History which airs on The History Channel Tuesday October 25th at 8:00PM.

Would you have reported this photo? Do you think I'm over reacting? I'd love some feedback on this.

1 comment:

  1. I would not have thought twice about it. My friends are all sci-fi/fantasy/renissance festval type people. They are forever costuming up at the drop of a hat. If someone posts something I don't like I ignore it. I might temporarily hide them from my news feed if I really don't want to see it. I wouldn't report something unless it was something I was 100% sure was real (like real call the cops, not as seen in the movies real)


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