Social media is such an intricate part of our lives that it’s hard to remember what we did with all the time we now spend checking status updates and posting whatever the flavour of the day is.
I maintain a presence on the professional network with groups and connections tied to the various aspects my professional life over the years and I was invited to connect with someone in the motivational speaking world. His profile was sparse, but looked ok; he had a picture of himself on a sailboat. We had no connections in common, but being anxious to expand the speaking aspect, I said ok. Immediately he responded by saying “I like your picture. Send more. Send lots.” (Insert heavy breathing here) Ah……. delete that connection immediately.
My social network presence is relatively small and private and I like it that way. Still, I get friend requests like I got from a guy I’d never heard of. No friends in common. I looked at his profile and the one post which was a picture of a nice looking guy. I looked at his friend list to see if we had anyone in common; as in how did he find me?
Mystery solved. Why, he was simply building up his list of Sues to go with his Margarets and Peggys. I guess he was now into Peggy Sues.
I declined. It wasn’t quite as creepy as the one I got from a guy collecting Susans. Yeah he had a long list of Susans. So weird…………