Everyone got the community update in their box
about the change of making friends by following first?
Diabetic Connect is an excellent site and venue
for those of us in need of community support for diabetic needs
either for ourselves or those we love.
I can not say enough good things about the offerings here
let alone the good folks who I am proud to call Friends.
So…that brings me to our new method to make friends.
You follow them first and if they follow you back then you are friends
Gone is the simple request to be friends.
Personally I put thought behind who I friend and do not reach out
to each one as some do here. Nothing wrong with that, they are
the saints who can handle so many. I try those I feel led to or have something in common with.
I can adjust to new and change if I must. Not all changes are good and not all change are necessary. Following has an impersonal feel to it. I may follow a company, a group or organization but not a person. Following a person has some negative connotations of its own. Stalkers follow.
I prefer the old way because it feels like a hand extended
in warmth to be my friend. Letting someone know I am following them
has lost that personal feel of caring and warmth. All the little tweaks to the system could still remain under the heading of friends.
I miss the gesture of warmth in the request of friendship vs following.
Do you like the change from friending to following?
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