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#1 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Fuck, these past few days I've been getting a few friend requests from relatives. I don't want to accept them because I feel it's fucking weird as shit if you have relatives that are older than you reading your stuff. Cousins or family your age I feel is okay. You may say, "Just reject it," but then I imagine it might be awkward in your next encounter with them. Maybe I'll just block all of them... 
 
Do you guys add them?

#2 Posted by KarlPilkington (2783 posts) -

I have my sister who is a similar age as me. Refused my mother.

#3 Edited by Gilsham (293 posts) -

relatives are the only reason I have a facebook account tbh so yeah I do, but if you are putting retard shit you and your mates do drunk maybe not so much

#4 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Only my mom, because she wanted to be able to tag me in photos. Haven't added my sister, dad, cousins or any other relative.

#5 Posted by Yorick (227 posts) -

Only my brother
#6 Posted by Enigma777 (6061 posts) -
@Chabbs0 said:
" I have my sister who is a similar age as me. Refused my mother. "
Haha, same here. My mom is still a bit angry cause of it, but it's for her own good (and mine of course).
#7 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2738 posts) -

I have some relatives as my friends, but I'm not very close to them. Don't really care if they read my stuff.

#8 Edited by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

Only my cousins, but as you said that's not really weird. I would never add someone else like my aunt for example. People being friends with their moms on Facebook freaks me the fuck out.

#9 Posted by LiquidS (971 posts) -

Yes but I also don't use my Facebook more than once or twice a year. 

#10 Posted by SMTDante89 (2602 posts) -

I don't send invites or anything to them, but if they want to add me as a friend, I'll accept.  That's about it.

#11 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

I would..if i had facebook which i dont...

#12 Posted by Meteora (5789 posts) -

I had my dad and mom added but they sort of abused it by literally commenting on everything I have to say, whether its the embarrassing "I love you" from mom to lectures from dad. =/
 
... I removed both of them. :3 I did add a few of their friends though since they're a lot less obnoxious.

#13 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Sadly. I do so out of obligation. *sigh*

#14 Posted by Yummylee (22655 posts) -

I add em, yeah. Though they barely ever use it anywhoo so is no big deal. Can be a lil creepy with my mum, though, as she tends to lurk on occasion...  
Sitting in the car then with her asking such and such which was related to one of my facebook updates shits me the fuck up.

#15 Posted by JJWeatherman (14575 posts) -

My facebook policy: If I get an email consisting of a friend request from someone I don't know, delete it. If I know them, I accept it. 
 
I never use Facebook anyways, what do I care?

#16 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5467 posts) -

No way! I only keep people on Facebook that I don't talk to all the time in "real life". My brother is the only one who has one, but since I live with him I don't add him!

#17 Posted by MikkaQ (10346 posts) -

I reject them, and then tell them about it next time I see them. With pride. They almost always understand my reasons. 

#18 Posted by jkz (4068 posts) -

I add them, but put them in my "Family" group, which is set up so they basically don't see anything I or any of my friends post.

#19 Posted by Darkraven (170 posts) -

why not? got something to hide? screw them none of their business add em and act just as if theyre not there, whats so complicated?

#20 Edited by mrv321 (254 posts) -

I don't believe in Facebook, the idea of a social network I mean. Facebook is real, but it's not a social network. There's nothing social about sitting infront of the computer hoping that there might be some post you can comment on, or that there's something interesting in your life you think others would be interested it. To which people reply... 'How do you arrange stuff' to which I reply
 
'You did it just fine before facebook, but I suppose I'm popular enough that if people want me to come they'll invite me in real life, not in some guilt ridden check through friends, seeing your sad face lurking their, going I'll invite hopefully they'll decline, but within minutes you accept.'
 
And secondly... NO ONE CARES, NO ONE CARES THAT YOU HAVE SPAM, FEW PEOPLE EVEN CARE IF YOUR DUYING. Out of your list of 500 friends, <1% would even notice if you died. So tell me this why do you care, their statuses mean nothing, never have, never will. Why bother? The majority of statuses are placed just to prove ones self worth, but eventually both you and them will come to the conclusion that the like button is a mear, 'I read it button'
 
I hate how the media, facebook have turned HUMAN EMOTION into something so trivial, a like button? I don't care if Saly and Alex are in a relationship, sure I'd like to have boned sally, but do I care. People spend far too much time reminising about the past, far too muh time planning their future that they'll miss the here and now. Too many people will blink and miss a wonderful life they could have had.
 
ALSO, THE WORST, ABSOLUTE WORST POST OF ALL TIME IF THE 'OFF TO BED' it is the single most selfish comment in the universe, be decent. Photos have become a perverse way to brag. Does no one have ACTUAL fun anymore? Or does that now require showing people what you did and they didn't?
 
EDIT: I'd like to apologize for my rant, I'd like to apologize if I offended you. I am stating my views, without reservation, due to tiredness, and an exam. Under normal situations I wouldn't have posted, I'll leave this up as some shame thing for me. sorry.

#21 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -
@jukezypoo said:
" I add them, but put them in my "Family" group, which is set up so they basically don't see anything I or any of my friends post. "
This is actually a good idea. Might do this.
#22 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2128 posts) -

Nope.  Only ones that I am legitimately friends with in real life or that I actually hang out with... which luckily enough is just about all of them.  But there are a few and boyfriends/girlfriends of some relatives that I won't add because I really have never even met them other than just an introduction...

#23 Posted by VanderSEXXX (553 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel said:
" Sadly. I do so out of obligation. *sigh* "
this!
#24 Posted by velucyraptor (357 posts) -

I add them, then block them from viewing just about everything. With a bit of luck they don't notice

#25 Posted by EVHKwick (452 posts) -
@velucyraptor said: 

"I add them, then block them from viewing just about everything."

This.  
 
@mrv321: Dandy fable, comrade.
#26 Posted by George_Hukas (1317 posts) -

I only add family and relatives on Facebook.. its friends I don't add, we you know, call each other.

#27 Posted by Brendan (8268 posts) -

Immediate Family, without hesitation, can't escape it.  Extended family, only with great reservation.

#28 Posted by Brendan (8268 posts) -
@mrv321: Keep fighting the good fight...soldier.
#29 Posted by d_breeze (227 posts) -

I add my family, I mean, why not? I always forget to call so it's really the only way they know I'm alive... even though I rarely go on anymore. They e-mail me to contact me because my phone doesn't work in the majority of buildings on my campus =P My friends know how close I am to my family too so... yeah. Also I don't have anything to worry about, my family ultra chill so nothing phases them anyway.

#30 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2020 posts) -
@jukezypoo said:
" I add them, but put them in my "Family" group, which is set up so they basically don't see anything I or any of my friends post. "
That's a really good idea.
#31 Posted by cnlmullen (895 posts) -

Things like this are the reason I disabled my account. It's just not worth dealing the politics of it all.

#32 Posted by Hennet_sim (336 posts) -

No I don't add them I like to keep my family and friends separate.

#33 Posted by Dimsey (967 posts) -

Only people I really know on Facebook are family anyway and even if that weren't the case I'd still add them.
I've got nothing to hide.

#34 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

yes, i have. i haven't added my cousin though. i don't go on to much. 
 
you can also block them from seeing your stuff. maybe to be nice you can add them but block everything from them seeing your friends what you write and other things like that.

#35 Edited by BaneFireLord (2966 posts) -

I'm the only person in my family on FB, so no worries here.
 
@mrv321 said:

  EDIT: I'd like to apologize for my rant, I'd like to apologize if I offended you. I am stating my views, without reservation, due to tiredness, and an exam. Under normal situations I wouldn't have posted, I'll leave this up as some shame thing for me. sorry. "
 

If your exam is on the current state of the human condition, guy, you're gonna fucking ace it. That's a pretty epic rant. 100% agree.
#36 Posted by C0V3RT (1381 posts) -

I add them and if I want to say something I don't want them to see - just restrict them from seeing that specific post.

#37 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5161 posts) -

NO! I really don't want my mother to know what im doing on my private time.

#38 Posted by swamplord666 (1763 posts) -
@mrv321 said:
" I don't believe in Facebook, the idea of a social network I mean. Facebook is real, but it's not a social network. There's nothing social about sitting infront of the computer hoping that there might be some post you can comment on, or that there's something interesting in your life you think others would be interested it. To which people reply... 'How do you arrange stuff' to which I reply  'You did it just fine before facebook, but I suppose I'm popular enough that if people want me to come they'll invite me in real life, not in some guilt ridden check through friends, seeing your sad face lurking their, going I'll invite hopefully they'll decline, but within minutes you accept.'  And secondly... NO ONE CARES, NO ONE CARES THAT YOU HAVE SPAM, FEW PEOPLE EVEN CARE IF YOUR DUYING. Out of your list of 500 friends, <1% would even notice if you died. So tell me this why do you care, their statuses mean nothing, never have, never will. Why bother? The majority of statuses are placed just to prove ones self worth, but eventually both you and them will come to the conclusion that the like button is a mear, 'I read it button'  I hate how the media, facebook have turned HUMAN EMOTION into something so trivial, a like button? I don't care if Saly and Alex are in a relationship, sure I'd like to have boned sally, but do I care. People spend far too much time reminising about the past, far too muh time planning their future that they'll miss the here and now. Too many people will blink and miss a wonderful life they could have had.  ALSO, THE WORST, ABSOLUTE WORST POST OF ALL TIME IF THE 'OFF TO BED' it is the single most selfish comment in the universe, be decent. Photos have become a perverse way to brag. Does no one have ACTUAL fun anymore? Or does that now require showing people what you did and they didn't?  EDIT: I'd like to apologize for my rant, I'd like to apologize if I offended you. I am stating my views, without reservation, due to tiredness, and an exam. Under normal situations I wouldn't have posted, I'll leave this up as some shame thing for me. sorry. "
dude... slightly off topic. read the question again
#39 Edited by darkwingduck (175 posts) -
@mrv321: duder 
 
on topic: well they all sent me friend requests and it would be kinda weird denying them 
 
also most of my family thats on facebook is italian... so they  
don't understand most of the stuff im writing 
#40 Posted by GreggD (4516 posts) -
@SMTDante89 said:
" I don't send invites or anything to them, but if they want to add me as a friend, I'll accept.  That's about it. "
#41 Posted by SinGulaR (2409 posts) -

My nephew since he is the only one of my relatives to be on Facebook. The rest are to young or of the "weird internet thingy" faction.
#42 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5825 posts) -

Sure.
I don't really have anything to hide.

#43 Edited by crusader8463 (14433 posts) -

I don't use the site, so no. If I did though, I couldn't care less if they were on it or not. I don't lead a secretive life and there is nothing I would post on a site like that that would be weird. It's not like it links to my porn collection or anything. If I actually did update a site like that with my daily life it would pretty much just look like this every day:
 

  • Eating breakfast now. Toast and peanut butter.
  • Watched a movie on netflix. It was ok.
  • Just had a glass of water while I played "insert game on steam list".
  • Eating dinner. Was too lazy to make anything so I just had toast again. This time I used cheese whiz to spice things up a bit!
  • Played "insert game on steam list" again.
  • Eating supper now. Might watch a movie when I'm done heating up a can of soup.
  • Stopped watching the movie half way in. Wasn't as good as the trailer made it out to be.
  • Playing "insert different game on my steam list" with a friend of mine. Probably going to go to bed after.
  • Turns out I didn't go to sleep.
  • Sleeping now. Wait, how can I type this update if I'm sleeping? OH NOES! I'M SLEEP INTERNETING! I think this is my subconscious crying out for help...
 
See, not very interesting.  
#44 Edited by RoboRobb (1055 posts) -
@mrv321 said:

" I don't believe in Facebook, the idea of a social network I mean. Facebook is real, but it's not a social network. There's nothing social about sitting infront of the computer hoping that there might be some post you can comment on, or that there's something interesting in your life you think others would be interested it. To which people reply... 'How do you arrange stuff' to which I reply  'You did it just fine before facebook, but I suppose I'm popular enough that if people want me to come they'll invite me in real life, not in some guilt ridden check through friends, seeing your sad face lurking their, going I'll invite hopefully they'll decline, but within minutes you accept.'  And secondly... NO ONE CARES, NO ONE CARES THAT YOU HAVE SPAM, FEW PEOPLE EVEN CARE IF YOUR DUYING. Out of your list of 500 friends, <1% would even notice if you died. So tell me this why do you care, their statuses mean nothing, never have, never will. Why bother? The majority of statuses are placed just to prove ones self worth, but eventually both you and them will come to the conclusion that the like button is a mear, 'I read it button'  I hate how the media, facebook have turned HUMAN EMOTION into something so trivial, a like button? I don't care if Saly and Alex are in a relationship, sure I'd like to have boned sally, but do I care. People spend far too much time reminising about the past, far too muh time planning their future that they'll miss the here and now. Too many people will blink and miss a wonderful life they could have had.  ALSO, THE WORST, ABSOLUTE WORST POST OF ALL TIME IF THE 'OFF TO BED' it is the single most selfish comment in the universe, be decent. Photos have become a perverse way to brag. Does no one have ACTUAL fun anymore? Or does that now require showing people what you did and they didn't?  EDIT: I'd like to apologize for my rant, I'd like to apologize if I offended you. I am stating my views, without reservation, due to tiredness, and an exam. Under normal situations I wouldn't have posted, I'll leave this up as some shame thing for me. sorry. "

i'd like to say this is the best comment I've ever seen in regards to Facebook. Spot on and hilarious, thanks, I needed that :)  
 
and in regards to adding relatives on facebook, only cousins and brothers I add. Mum, dad, aunts etc.. fuck that
#45 Posted by ahriman22 (2746 posts) -

My mother and both my uncles are friends with my on facebook. I don't stop the racist and vulgar posts anyways, they don't care.

#46 Posted by stafax (283 posts) -
@gilsham said:
" relatives are the only reason I have a facebook account tbh so yeah I do, but if you are putting retard shit you and your mates do drunk maybe not so much "
Same here. I have less than 30 people in my friends list on facebook, because I only want people who matter on there. Over half of them are relatives.  All my siblings are on there, and many of my relatives who are from around the world are on there.  Most of them I have never met before, but thanks to facebook, I have a way of communicating with them and get to know them.  And as far as people saying "I don't want my parents or older relatives to read what I post". Well then, you guys aren't honest to your family. If I say something stupid, I stand by my stupid. But for the most part, if it's something I wouldn't say infront of my parents, then it's something I shouldn't say at all.
#47 Posted by DonChipotle (2875 posts) -

Lord no. My parents still think I am this pristine, pure person. If they saw the profanity I use on a daily basis on Facebook they would probably shit their pants and then get into a domestic dispute over who led me down such a path. 

#48 Posted by FesteringNeon (2168 posts) -

I only added my closest cousin, but even then.. i limit what i share. 
I don't really want my sister to be posting all over my wall every little tidbit she finds funny, or messages about my parents. Also, i'm sure she plays Farmville etc, and don't want that crap cluttering up my feed. : /

#49 Posted by nima (108 posts) -
@mrv321: I agree! I wish I could delete my facebook account but its linked to my HTC which means I get to do allot of really neat connectivity with it. I don't use it at all though. I never ever update my status as I have the same feelings as you do in regards to people obsessed with updating their facebook status. Too many people spend far too much time on facebook. 
#50 Posted by Gamer_152 (14124 posts) -

A problem for many on Facebook. I have my brother and Mum added to my Facebook but none of us are really big Facebook users. I'm just glad my Mum doesn't see the terrible things I write on Twitter.

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