I’ve been ‘facebooking’ for quite a while now but there are trivial things in Facebook that I’m totally ignorant of, like:
- What’s the exact definition of “friend” in Facebook? I consider “friends” the members of my family, relatives, classmates, schoolmates, officemates, students, collegues in the profession, even ex-boyfriends and all those whom I have shared a piece of myself with, kumbaga, may pinagsamahan (we have history together, lol). However, I think the “friend” in facebook includes even those whom I just recognize by face or by name. I’m quite hesitant on adding “friends” that do not fall in any of my categories above.
- If I click “ignore” on a friend request, would that “friend” know I ignored him/her? I’m so afraid to “ignore” a friend request because the other party might be informed of such fact and will find me rude for turning down the invitation. If I am not familiar with the name and the face in the profile picture or if I just “know” or recognize them but we have not even spoken a single “Hi” to each other in my entire lifetime, I usually turn a blind eye on the invitation. The “friend invitations” on my page is increasing and I’m already itching to click “ignore”.
- Is invisibility possible in Facebook? No, I’m not planning to go “invisible” anytime soon because I really welcome the online chats I have with my friends from time to time. I’m just curious if this is an option in Facebook, like the feature in Yahoo Messenger?
- How do you share videos that are not from Youtube? I already asked my cousin about this. He told me to copy the embed code of the video I wanted to share then go to “My Links” in Facebook. On the “My Links” page, he told me to just past the code in the space provided for “Post a Link”. I tried doing this, but it was not only the video that was shared but the entire webpage where the video was uploaded, e.g., overstream. I guess it’s not possible? All the videos shared in Facebook come from youtube, I’ve noticed.
- Will my friends know I’ve checked out their profiles and all? Hey, in Friendster, you have to check the option for “view profiles anonymously” if you don’t want to be caught checking somebody’s profile. I’m wondering if there is such a feature in Facebook? In Friendster, I learned of the feature the hard and embarrassing way. I searched for an ex-flame and viewed his profile. A few days after, when I browsed on who has viewed me, his name turned up. I added 1 + 1 and figured that he saw my name register in the “who has viewed me” list and checked my profile in return. Whew, the thought of that still burns my cheeks.
So yeah, perhaps anybody out there would care to answer these preposterous queries?