From Friends to Frenemies: Don’t ‘Facebook-Faux-Pas’ - Page 2
So would this have happened to the friendship if there were no social networks?
My guess is probably not. Distant friendships or rather friendships that are not 'close' as in the average group of 9, would not have interacted as much in the real world. On Facebook, however, distant friendships do receive updates from each other’s lives. Every day. Every hour. Every time something new is posted. Updates that for the time being cannot be tailored to a specific group of friends (such as we expect to see from Google Circles).
These updates will enjoy a warm reception by 9 people in the audience. The other 111 will smile, smirk or cringe.
By now, I will have you thinking about everything you have posted on Facebook for the last month or so, wondering who you have upset. Thinking how you can walk that fine line and road of safety so that you can stay friends with everyone in your network.
My advice to you is to not worry about becoming a ‘Frenemiser’ too much.
Just make sure that what you communicate is worth knowing and be ‘Faceful’ to your friends.