Some days I have to just sit back in utter awe at some people. I mean literally with eyes wide and mouth open, you know the pose. People sometimes blow me away with what they say and what they do or don’t do.
Facebook is famous for it, only because it is currently the largest social media site out there. Don’t quote me on this but I believe they are approaching 1.2 or 1.3 billion users. Mind boggling number. So with those types of numbers I use Facebook for both business and pleasure. The pleasure side of things have a few “oh wow” moments, you get the odd crackpot on there and then of course there is the odd family member or friend who does something stupid. But mostly on the personal for pleasure side it is not too bad.
But then there are my business encounters on Facebook. Now again most of these are good but I network market so I need to meet a lot of new people all the time, and that is where it can get a little funny. As a marketer I look for like-minded individuals on-line! People that put “self-employed” or Network marketer” or something like that by their name on Facebook. And when they do someone like me assumes they are into a similar type income stream systems I am. Some people are legit and get to know you and genuinely want to know about your business. They may even tell you about their business, which is great. But what really gets to me is the sheer number of people who say “can’t you just give me money?” Cyber begging! Or the prostitution that happens by both men and women on-line. Like how the “f” does that even work? Like I live where I live and you live where you live and you are going solicit me? Like I am going to fly your ass over here to do me…really???
Do people even take a half minute and think before they act or say stuff? I think I am going to put a jar by my computer and every time some one asks me for cyber money, sexual solicitation or an “I love u” pops up by line three of our first conversation I am going to drop a “toonie” (a Canadian two dollar coin) in it. And I am sure that by the end of the year I will be able to take my lovely wife on a holiday somewhere tropical.
I am on here to honestly get to know like-minded people and build business connections. I am hoping we also connect on a personal and professional level. I am not at all interested in cyber beggars or cyber hoe’s of either persuasion. And I am most definitely not looking for a lover after less that twenty-five words exchanged.
If you are a real person and we make a real connection on a platonic personal level or we decide we need to be in business together that is awesome. By all means lets rock that. Sorry to rant a bit like this but it must have been one of those cracker days on Facebook.