Facebook We Have A Problem–SNAZUed Once Again

There is a blog post coming about changes in my life that have been able to happen because of Facebook. But this is going to be a post about how Facebook is messing with me and not for good reason.

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You see, eight weeks ago today I made a major break thru in reconnecting with many of my old classmates from Atwater, CA who I went to school with from seventh to the end of ninth grade at Mitchell Senior Elementary School and Atwater High School.

Through one connection, I’ve connected with about 15 people now who I knew at an earlier point in my life who because of the United States Air Force, I had to leave behind at age 15, presumably never to see again, or only to see if we were sent back to California. (We were stationed there thru my dad a total of four times before Castle AFB was BRACed in the 1990s. I lived there in 1969, 1972 and from 1978-81.)

So I found yesterday after getting hate mail from Facebook that I have been blocked from sending any new friend requests for the next seven days. (Six now.) Now for my amended military term–SNAZUed–Situation Normal, All Zucked Up.

I found that one can go up to the funky looking lock and piece of paper looking icon at the top right of Facebook and pull down to Who Can See My Stuff and then down to Activity Log and then down to MORE to expand the menu and then to Friends and you can see who all you’ve sent friend requests to that either have been approved or are still pending.

How to find friend requests. Start here.

How to find friend requests. Start here.

At most, I found four that were still pending.  John Blitch who used to date Donna Minge in 7th and 8th grade and who most guys in school thought was a bad ass because hell, he was “going with Donna Minge,” Dawn Fuller, who I had in multiple classes throughout my three years there, Diana who was rumored to have had a crush on me in the day and maybe another person or two who had not yet okayed a request.

So what they HEY Facebook? I can tell you great stories about each of them. Like how Diana was going to sit next to me one day outside the Social Studies class and supposedly was going to ask me to an upcoming dance at AHS.  And on….

What’s the point in being able to make a friend request if you’re going to jack someone up for doing it?

I saw a notation from Facebook that said you might in the future also send a message to a potential friend BEFORE sending the friend request.  Okay. Well, I’ve pretty much done that, too, save with John Blitch and Dawn Fuller. Is that really a heinous enough infraction to shut me down for a week?  Seriously?  No, that’s actually Zucked up, if you ask me.

Facebook, I have a great story to write about how my reconnection has evolved. I’ve really been wanting to share the story of what a great thing that has happened because of what Mark Zuckerberg did through the creation of Facebook that couldn’t have happened any other way.  It’s going to have to wait a little longer though, but being told I can’t send friend requests to people for a week when I know every single one of them really is Zucked up.


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