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Do you accept every friend request?

The concept of a “friend” has greatly changed over the past two decades. The word went from signifying close compadres to including pretty much any old schmo with a social media account. That random person you met at your second cousin’s party can send you a friend request or follow you on Instagram and voila, you’ve got a new “friend.” Some people accept these requests willy-nilly, seeing it as a harmless correspondence. Others are selective in their social friends. How about you? 

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Everyone has the cognizance to know friend requests on social media aren’t real. They’re just a number you get to boost your own popularity up with. Got 500 friends? You’re cool. Got only 20, and two of them are your parents? No so much. What’s the harm in accepting one and all? 

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Besides, even if you accept someone you don’t like (or who ends up, you know, kind of creepy), you can just block them anyway. It’s low risk, low reward, basically. 

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Why in blue blazes would you accept every person that adds you on social? Do you even like said person? Heck, do you even know them? If you said no to either, then there’s absolutely no reason you should give access (and potential stalking privileges) to your stuff. 

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Besides, the amount of likes and followers you get doesn’t mean a thing in the long run, anyway. Might as well share your stories and posts with people you actually care about. Or at least, you know, who aren’t bots. 

FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Do you accept every friend request?
#AlwaysAcceptRequest
A festive crown for the winner
#AcceptSomeRequests