I’m a very open minded person…I really am. And I love social networking mediums, I really do. But there are limits, boundaries. Right?
I’ve been on Facebook for like three years now…ok maybe two and a half. I became a part of the global networking site long before most people, including Mandy’s Grandma, did. And I love the fact that I can communicate and keep in touch with people I would have not been able to keep in touch with under normal circumstances. I love meeting new people too. People from distant lands who allow the stalker in me to catch a glimpse of their lives. It’s fascinating.
But, again…there are limits. Like when a guy requests your friendship with a lovely note attached:
“Would like to make love to you everywhere”
I mean like, DUDE, are you serious?!? Do you honestly believe I would accept the so-called “friendship” of a perv? What makes people think that it’s ok to say things like that? I want to reply and tell him that I’d love to and hopes he doesn't mind because I used to be a man, but shit-talk like that will just turn the freak on.
There was a stage where I had the entire male Turkish and Egyptian population on my facebook. Because someone invited me and I wanted to be kind and thought I’d meet someone interesting…but that was the beginning, the portal to the rest of them. I have since deleted over 1000 people from my so-called “friends” list…those people, mostly men, who don’t ever speak to me, but enjoy sending various sex toys in their application requests and want to spank me on Superpoke. I find it interesting that all the guys who send me messages with the “mwah’s” attached at the end are guys I don’t know and never even heard of. No man I know “mwah’s” me on Facebook, yet all the ones I don’t have a clue about do.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for fun and games and I can spank and lick my friends like it’s going out of fashion…but there has to be some moral high ground somewhere. I mean, surely you wouldn’t go up to a stranger, call them sweetie or baby and kiss them. So what makes people think that it’s ok to do it online? Is it because they aren’t close enough or in the relative proximity to get slapped or kicked in the ass?
I can’t even begin to explain the amount of messages I've received that have begun like this:
hi babe, hw u doin?
hey swty, wat u up 2 2nyt?
hey sexy, u want 2 meet?
Firstly, and for the last time, I'm not your fucking sweetie.
Secondly, the guy is obviously retarded, that’s why he can’t spell properly…now honestly, even if I was that kind of girl, who’d want to get it on with a retarded boy?
Thirdly, is this the new porn age? Is this what 21st century brothels look like, getting poor unsuspecting victims to work for free? Is this the face of a new kind of sexual abuse where you get kissed and groped without your consent and without being able to do anything about it? Is there some kind of ploy to get people off without having them pay first? Is there something I should know?
There are days when I just want to deactivate the damn thing but I love my real friends too much. And I love the idea they’re selling behind Facebook. I love meeting new people, and interacting, chatting etc. I think it’s fabulous that the world can interact and connect on this kind of social platform…it’s all sorts of amazing.
I have so many friends all over the world, and it’s like I’m NOT a million miles away when I see their pics on Facebook, or read their statuses. I really do feel more connected to them. But the freaks are ruining my Utopia. And as a result, I have become somewhat of a cyber bitch. I still accept friend requests but if I don’t know you, you’re on probation until you pass the trial period. And one “sweety” or “baby” and your ass is deleted and blocked.
I think I will go ahead and advocate the need of a Freak Filter to Mark Zuckerberg...my suggestion will be based on making Facebook a less pedophile-friendly environment.