Social networking sites raise everyday — well, not everyday actually — but there are many (too many!) services there. I joined some like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Friendster. When I had my friends invited me, I ignored most invitations. Sorry. It does not mean that I do not appreciate — or do not want to be connected — but, it’s more about me.
I only have 24 hours a day. Doing my works. Having my “real” social-life. And, I have a not-too-friendly internet access. Opening those social networking sites take time. What made it even worst is that I have to deal and spend my time checking the messages, friend requests, bulletin boards, applications.. you name them! When I joined those service, the first thing came up on my mind was that I want to connect with people I really know. Not just for a competition to have as many contacts as possible. There are some pending requests, messages, applications, etc. I just leave them. Most of them because I do not even know the people there. “Someone wants to be connected, but I don’t even know him/her”. So, what for?
I do not want to be mean, but… it’s annoying. Another situation? Okey, once… someone was angry at me because I did not reply his message. He even contacted me, just to told me that he left me a message. And you know what, he left the message using the “send message” feature in those services. The “best” part is that he know my site and my real email address.
Okey, there is also a notification feature so that I can be informed when there are things I should notify, e.g. notification when I have someone send me a message. BUT, if I want to read the message, I need to visit those sites. Wasting time!
Sometime, I logged in to those service. But when there are too many things to do there… I just simply signed out. I can do that later…