This social networking thing is getting out of hand.
Over the past week:
It has got to stop.
From now on, LinkedIn is for work, and Facebook is for play.
And I’m only adding people to those networks if I actually have some connection with them.
Therefore, I am unceremoniously dropping people off Facebook who I know only through work, and sending them LinkedIn requests if I don’t already have them on there. I deeply value my work relationships, and fully intend to continue using LinkedIn to interact with them; but neither they nor I need to have the same level of disclosure about our respective private lives as we do with the people we socialize with.
I am also dropping “friends” off Facebook who for some reason have stopped calling, writing, inviting, or responding. The easiest way to reverse this is to invite me out for a beer 🙂