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You’re Adding Friends too Quickly – Your Account will be Blocked…

Sounds familiar? Well if you’re a Facebook devotee you will undoubtedly have seen this ‘friendly’ message on the world’s most used social networking tool of choice.

And therein lies the problem. Facebook quickly evolved to be a social networking tool and caught on by the millions – apparently about 300million of us use FB every day. Sounds great, particularly when you see how many wonderful fun applications have been developed to work on this social platform. Again wonderful – BUT by the very nature of what Facebook is all about – connecting with friends and other people to NETWORK you would think there would not be a problem with trying to ADD FRIENDS. But this seems to be by far the biggest issue to me and those people I’ve surveyed, as well as the stacks of disgruntled Facebook fans affected by draconian steps taken by FB hierarchy to limit you requesting to add friends, that you’d wonder why Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t taken the logical step of issuing an edict stating you are limited to asking friends to connect with you via FB to x no. friends per hour or per day.  That way there’d be no ambiguity or changing goalposts as it appears to be – certain people can add 10 people, others 30, others 3 before they receive this wonderful You will Be Exterminated message equivalent!

From what I can understand and I’m a relative newbie to FB but have already fallen foul trying to connect with others, you can receive as many friend requests as you want but you can only ask to be a friend of others a certain number of times in a day or is it an hour before you receive this type of message.

There’s an interesting blog post by sparkah.com on how they created a new account and added friend successfully. It’s also a recent one – but don’t know if it will still work as Facebook is a law unto themselves and the rules seem to change with the wind – or so it appears.

With the people I’ve already spoken to about this problem they are jacked off because they couldn’t ask friends to join them in Mafia Wars because they needed to build their ‘base ‘ up and had invested $280 (real dollars) in the same. Now they are blocked out. Not Happy!

Others have been trying to add their Classmates – going to a reunion and wanting to connect with as many as possible to make the event a real success.

Still others have been endeavouring to use Facebook’s own Friend Suggestions and then get rewarded by the friendly You will be blocked message! Feedback is – why the heck does Facebook suggest friends for me to connect with if you make it so difficult if not impossible to connect with them.

Then there are the Captcha’s – that’s another story altogether. Not only do you have to key the code in to try to request a friend, but sometimes for just about every other activity with FB. Is this Overkill or what? What’s so social about this site again? I’ve forgotten.

And then there’s the 5000 friend limit – sorry – this IS a social networking site isn’t it?

With all the technological know how these days, surely it can’t be that difficult for Facebook gurus to work out a bit of STANDARDIZED limiting code for people requesting a number of friends per hour or day to join them on Facebook – and then PUBLISH THIS in their terms and conditions or on a FB update. I’m positive word would get around and there’d be less disgrunted Facebook users.

My other suggestion for Facebook would be to engage in FREE LIVE CHAT – with the apparent billions Facebook is worth, why not invest a little bit of money towards the FREE LIVE CHAT scenario for users of Facebook. That way people not understanding some of Facebook’s rules – in particular the one mentioned above re requesting friends, can get a straight answer from someone actually looking at their site at that moment.

Just viewing the various blogs and topics relating to unhappy Facebook viewers and members there MUST be a better way. If blind freddy can see it, why can’t Mark? Or is there a hidden agenda?

BTW – don’t forget to add me as your friend!

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                                                                                                                    Would love your thoughts and your experiences with  using Facebook. Anyone been blocked from using Facebook? What did you do? Have you found a ‘workaround’ for a Faceook requesting friends problem? Anyone know the all important figure of how many people you can request to be your friend on Facebook every day or every hour? Any other Social Networks you think will give Facebook a run for it’s money?

The Top 6 Charitable Celebrity Single Men and Women

Who are today’s top single celebrities and what do they give to others?  Here’s our list:

MEN:

  1. George Clooney – Who doesn’t want an experienced man with a villa in Italy?
    George Clooney - and definitely my pick!

    George Clooney - and definitely my pick!

      Politically active (smart!), voted Sexiest Man Alive, and an award winning actor…  This one’s a catch.  Maybe THE catch, since he’s sworn off marriage.  He works with Not on Our Watch – a charity that brings the spotlight on the genocide in Darfur.

  2. Robert Pattinson – Introduced to us via Twilight he has girls swooning, young and old.  You’ll have to beat the fans off with a stick, but it’s worth the effort.  Robert has been a part of charity auctions and is known to support the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
  3. Adam Levine – Lead singer for Maroon 5 is one hot star.  He likes confidence in a woman, so be sure to bring yours!  Maroon 5 has played for many charitable events.
  4. Mario Lopez – He’s been breaking hearts since his Saved by the Bell days, but ladies, he’s all grown up.  He’s a player, divorced, and struts, but then he flashes those dimples and takes off his shirt so you forgive him for it.  Mario has been known to support Eva’s Heroes, Padres Contra el Cancer, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.
  5. Gerard Butler – The sexy star just finished The Bounty Hunter, but who could forget him in the lead of 300.  The Scot loves to date, but it’ll have to be someone who can handle his schedule.  Gerard has been known to support Artists for Peace and Justice.

    leonardo_dicaprio - Titanic Star

    Leonardo Dicaprio - Titanic Star

  6. Leonardo DiCaprio – A leading man for years, who hasn’t wanted to be Rose Dawson for just a little bit?  The Titanic star is known for his passionate environmental support.   He has supported at least 10 known charities, and has his own, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which focuses on global warming and energy resources.

WOMEN

  1. Sharon Stone – Still hot years after Basic Instinct, she’s a divorced mom.  She’s outspoken about education about strokes, and a spokesperson for AIDS research.  Single, smart, hip, and hot.  People has even voted her as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
  2. Jennifer Aniston – The former Friends star turned big screen star knows how
    Jennifer Aniston - Celebrity Single who's generous too

    Jennifer Aniston - Celebrity Single who's generous too

    to pick ‘em, so you better bring your best game.  No really, who else can say, “Brad Pitt is my ex.”  She’s confident and smart, and needs the same in a man.  Jennifer is known to contribute to at least 14 separate charitable organizations, one of which is Habitat for Humanity.

  3. Keira Knightly – She can swing a sword, what more can you say?  Pirates of the Caribbean and Atonement star, she’s on her way up.  Young, she’s probably not looking for a lifelong commitment, but maybe you can have some fun along the way! Keira has appeared in outreaches for domestic violence.
  4. Reese Witherspoon – The list would not be complete without her!  Sweet
    Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon

    enough to take home to mama, and smart enough to swap words with, she’s got a stellar career, and a solid grasp of reality.  A divorcee and a mom, she has what it takes to go the distance.  Reese in known to contribute to many charitable organizations, one of which is the Children’s Defense Fund.

  5. Tyra Banks – Former supermodel turned television empire, this is one busy lady with a good head on her shoulders.  Are you the one who can take her on?  Fierce!  Tyra started her own Foundation to support Tzone, a foundation to empower girls and young women.
  6. Kim Kardashian – Since she just broke up with Reggie Bush, this hot reality star is back in the dating game!  She’s also a giver…  She gives regularly to several charities including the Dream Foundation, which grants wishes to adults with life limiting illnesses.

This is not an exhaustive list by far!  Celebrities are known for their generosity.  Who can you name?

The lovely Sarah Harris provided this very insightful Celebrity List of  generous Singles. Sarah’s other claim to fame is in helping brides-to-be plan everything for that special moment. So, if you’re a bridesmaid or groomsman and want to provide that extra bit of help, do check out this information. Might save you a lot of blood, sweat and tears!

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