I wasn't asking for much money (the price of a cup of coffee), I wasn't asking people to leave home, to choose anything, to drive anywhere. I'd done all the work for them, they trusted me, they knew the project was real, they knew the gloves were going to real people and all they had to do was press one button. So they did. Facebook likes and Amazon wishes were turned (as if by magic) into real life love.
We live in a connected world and part of that involves staying connected. If there is no real reason to remove someone it's probably better to keep connections than remove them. Many friendships lie idle for 20 years and then suddenly flourish again, you just can't tell.
We share our thoughts now, so publicly, in ways we never could before. We have opened a window onto our own stream of consciousness, and gleefully show the world aspects of our personality we wouldn't reveal if someone had come round for dinner.
In an age where the term trolling is an everyday utterance, it might come as a surprise that - rather than bullying one another
Is it a bad thing that Facebook only really consists of the airbrushed highlights of everyone's lives and that no one is ever really honest about their day to day reality? Why people tend not to write status updates when their life is a bit bobbins but just boast post instead? Is social media making some people feel inadequate because their lives are less than perfect?
During lunch with my daughter the other day I found myself discussing Facebook. Again. It seems that everywhere people are checking their status or talking about social networking in general and Facebook in particular.
My affection, for this virtual coffee shop was poignantly brought to my attention when two dear friends were killed in a tragic traffic accident. I learned of their death on Facebook, checking in late one evening and seeing some disturbing comments which led me to investigate further and the sad truth was revealed. I grieved with the Friends of my friends, most of whom I had never met.
Going through a thorough Facebook friend cull can be really hard. But sometimes it's just necessary. I'm here for you. Here to hold your hand. Here to take you on a un-friending journey that will ultimately leave your newsfeed - and your life - lighter. Alright. Let's do this.
Are you a 'Donut' or a 'Dredger'? Well, chances are, even if you're not one yourself, you'll know one. Because they're types
Have we only achieved something when we have children and have a ring (metaphorical) on our finger? I don't just ask this as a woman, I mean this for guys as well because do you feel pressure to marry and settle down and have kids? Do you even want to? Is it wrong if you don't?