Proper Facebook Etiquette

#374 Can you communicate on Facebook when in a dream-like state?

Tuesday 21st October, 2008

I have, on occasion, been known to use Facebook when either too tired to type (although somehow I do continue) or too tipsy to type – where, like texting I manage with a strange veracity, and accuracy, to be ‘quite’ lucid in my writing. Can you communicate on Facebook in such a dream-like state?

Its dangerous, but yes you can…

Perhaps your question should be rephrased as ‘SHOULD’ you communicate with Facebook when in a dream-like state.

Now there lies one of lifes new dilemma’s. In accordance with all that is good taste perhaps you had best embark on a Google style ‘lock down’ of any social (and digitally) related contact before you hit the cold and sober light of day.

Of course incidence that are actually played out cause much more amusement and do make my NewsFeeds a lot more interesting. Take the following as a tale (of warning?) worthy of such attention; while under influence and in full use of his laptop, a close friend of mine inadvertently poked an ex on Facebook. In the morning he reassured me (and himself) that that was as far as he went. But the horror! He had also left on her Profile numerous Wall posts about their last tryst, and all for her new fiancé to see. Said fiancé thought that he was being unduly ‘set up’ and ‘messed about’, the phrase a ‘tad put out’ doesn’t quite cover his disappointment. Once ‘engaged’ in the morning on Facebook, but the afternoon he had progressed through ‘it’s complicated’ and finally to ‘single’ in time for close of business and beginning of after works drinks. The aforementioned drinks quickly ran into some loose and wayward ways with the lads, which his friends uploaded to Facebook later that same evening. By the morning the fiancé had a hangover and a stripper in his bed. The ex of my friend had no fiancé, but a stripper in her bed! He claimed she had been unfaithful to him, she claimed he had been unfaithful to her. The stripper is now Facebook friends with them both.

Make of that what you will. And all because of one little Poke and Wall post after dark.

The wedding is now back on as the couple are ‘engaged’ again on Facebook. My friend hasn’t been invited.

5 Responses to “#374 Can you communicate on Facebook when in a dream-like state?”

  1. HotChick says:

    Should I come out?
    Want to be in the gay scene at U but not come out to mates back home. Is this OK or do I use different SNSs?

  2. Anonymous says:

    has facebook won it for Obama ?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is it easy to have two different accounts on Facebook? I want one for the U and one for home so that my home girlfriend can’t see my U friends.

  4. Henry says:

    best done with your paws in the air

  5. Anonymous says:

    sleepwalk = facewalk ?

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