Sign a Petition for Facebook Circumcision

Help me change Facebook.

Facebook is making their fan-pages look and feel more like personal pages. Plus every now and again I will get someone friend me on Facebook out of the left field.

I’m fine with it. I’m a social cat. I have no problem approving a request that’s from a real person.

It’s how many of my relationships move from shallow (Twitter) to slightly deeper (Facebook) to even deeper (my blog, skype, phone, in person meet, etc.)

However, I’ve been burned before.

I would approve a request from a fake account, or a fan-page, or similar nonsense.

Sure, I can now go and break the connections, but wouldn’t it be wiser for Facebook to allow us to view the requestor’s full profile before approving?

So I ask you to sign a petition in the comments section to change the way Facebook handles new friend requests. How?

It’s simple.

Let me view the full profile when someone asks me to be their friend.

Who’s with me?

Help me get 100+ signatures (in the form of a comment) and I will do the rest by pestering Facebook to change their stupid policy on this matter.

Dino Dogan

Global Force for Badassery | Founder of Triberr | Refugee from Bosnia | Writer for Technorati | Speaker | Lousy Martial Artist | Pretty good singer/songwriter | Hi :-)

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  • http://www.lsgeekster.blogspot.com Kira Permunian

    I agree with you however, we can unfriend/blocked them whenever they mess up our profile.
    It is also their way of their privacy.

  • http://live-your-love.com/ Brankica U

    I totally agree. Definitely want to see who the person really is. Especially when they don’t even say why are they adding me as a friend.

    Hey our relationship went from Twitter to FB to personal :) So cool, lol

  • http://twitter.com/janetcallaway Janet Callaway

    Dino, aloha. Count me in. If I have no idea who a person is, how they know me or why we would want to connect, without seeing a profile I am reluctant to allow it. It’s kind of like the eggs who have 20K+ followers and no tweets.

    Dino, you are an amazing writer of headlines. Thx for starting my day off with a smile. Aloha. Janet

    • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

      haha…thnx Janet :-) I actually stole that headline from my self :-) A while back a wrote an article called Sign a Petition for Canine Circumcision..I figured I’d get little more mileage out of it hehe

  • Anonymous

    I’m with you. I think this is a fantastic idea. I would also like to be notified of stale “friends” who haven’t been on FB in 90 days or more so that I can purge if necessary. I really just want my FB page to be friends, photography buffs and funny people.

  • http://twitter.com/ElisesReview Elise M

    Interesting… and great idea I never thought about. It is pretty stupid that Facebook doesn’t allow us to view full profiles from a friend request. Come on Zuck, get with the program!!!

    I always reject anyone I don’t know. LOL. That’s just me, though. I like to keep FB just for personal friends and probably would have no problem with deleting 75% of the people I have on there right now.

  • Adrienne

    Hey Dino,

    Good luck with that my friend! FB has a lot of improvements they can make. I think they need to hire more women over there personally! They are unorganized and not very user friendly in my opinion, but what the heck do I know right! I’ll gladly add my name to your list.

    I prefer reading about someone before I friend them because a LOT of people on there are just looking to increase their numbers, not really interact with people. So, I’m definitely in!

    I do wish you the best of luck!

    Adrienne

  • http://www.thelasthonestguy.com The Last Honest Guy

    Dino, I’ve always thought about the same thing. I mean if someone has sent you a friend request by their own will that means they have no problem showing you their profile, you’re going to see it anyway after you approve them right. So why not be able to see it before hand? Makes perfect sense Dino.

    I usually end up accepting people and after I check out their whole profile I often end up going through the hassle of erasing them. What a pain…

  • http://twitter.com/jaennutter Julie Nutter

    I’m in; I can dig it.

  • http://twitter.com/WilsonPetDesign Nia

    Dino you’ve started a “Movement”

  • http://www.hanelly.com hanelly

    After recovering from my initial cringe upon reading this headline, I’ve got to say: I agree with your logic. I was first thinking “but hey, doesn’t that compromise security?” but then, to your point, they are forfeiting that security when they reach out to “friend” you. The least they can do is let their guard down enough for you to understand if they are really human and actually in your sphere of recognition. And, uh, SIGN.

    • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

      Exactly :-)

  • http://twitter.com/svilardo2 Sal Vilardo

    I’m all for it. Most of the people I knew from way back when don’t even look the same or have the same last name. It would be extremely helpful to be able to connect a little more of the dots before I agree to let someone view my personal info.

  • http://www.expatlifecoach.com/blog John Falchetto

    All with you man, sometimes I get a friend request form a person who is probably super cool and a great human being but I say no because all I can see is their gender (which I can kind of tell from their name) and a photo.
    Now stop reading my comment and send me Tribber invite!

  • http://hypertransitory.com/ John Garrett

    Man this makes so much sense! Whenever I friend someone (even if I already know them) I put a little message in there or something. So many people do not do this. I get these “cold” requests and I can’t check any further on who the person is.

    Let’s make it happen, man!

  • http://www.itinerantentrepreneur.com/journal/ Robert Dempsey

    Hellz ya +1 on this. Not being able to see at least some of the person’s profile is a big no-go. I read somewhere that FB needs to be more marketer friendly. I think this will help both marketers and the non-marketer better use it for connecting with people. So you have my vote here!

  • http://twitter.com/ITSergioFelix Sergio Felix

    I have two (maybe more) FB accounts, a personal one that I won’t accept anyone but known people and which I hardly use and the marketing one which I use even less than my personal one LOL

    Anyway I find this petition REALLY good as I’m a bit paranoic myself (been death threatened twice and don’t ask me how cause I don’t even know) so this would be a definitely game changer, I’m all in!

  • http://www.creativeflavor.com/ext/blog Janna Polzin

    I like this idea! I have a couple FB pages, but otherwise I use FB for personal reasons and only allow real people that I know to view my profile. Still, I regularly receive requests with no messages from people who I probably know, but I can’t place them because all I have is a name and a bad picture to go on! The request ends up sitting there for a while until I’m finally curious enough to accept the request to figure out if I really know them or not.

  • http://courtcan.com Courtney Cantrell

    I’m in. : )

  • http://www.facebook.com/KiNgDeeM Nicholas Teri

    Im in

  • http://reinerbruns.com Reiner Bruns

    I couldn’t agree more: I’m in!

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    i am in with a bang

  • Bella Chen

    I don’t agree…I don’t want random people being able to see my entire personal profile, just my close friends.