Earlier this year I signed up for a Facebook account to read the occasional postings by a cousin living abroad. In the next few days I agreed to friend requests from people who’d found me somehow. Then I forgot about Facebook.
I don’t read my wall or otherwise check the site for weeks at a time.
Today I went back in order to see if I could retrieve some photographs of a friend that he emailed me that posted there and wanted me to use for a publicity project.
Geeze! There are messages to me from weeks and months ago. Have I ticked these people off because I didn’t respond? Do I acquire an obligation to read and write back when I create an account?
I can feel my circle of friends narrowing as I neglect their comments.