You’ve Got a Friend

David Pogue writes:

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/07/

A few months ago, I blogged about my mixed feelings toward Facebook, LinkedIn and the like. I get about 15 invitations a day, from people I don’t know, asking to be friends. It’s flattering, of course, but there’s an etiquette problem: Do I accept them all, just to be friendly — but thereby defeat the purpose of building a true social network? Or do I reject or ignore them, hurting their feelings and making me seem like an ingrate?

Little did I know that I’m not alone — and that my affliction actually has a name. It’s Social Networking Anxiety Disorder (SNAD), as I discovered in this tongue-in-cheek, but dead-on, blog post.

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  1. This has only happened to me once. I didn’t accept the invite, and I still kind of feel bad. Good to know there is a name for my disorder!

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