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Facebook and JSF

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by  
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facebook logoWhen I created my Facebook account in 2008, I did so reluctantly. In fact, when my Facebook account was created there was a debate on the JSF Forums (down in the Wasteland) about whether or not the account was really mine, or a fake.

It was my account. This came as a surprise to many, as I’d stated on more than one occasion that I had no interest in being on Facebook.

Without giving it much thought, I decided to link John Stone Fitness to my personal Facebook account. Because I didn’t expect to use Facebook all that much, I didn’t see the point in making separate accounts: one personal, and one for John Stone Fitness. Whoops.

Well, turns out I actually liked Facebook (for the most part), and I began to frequent the site. At some point over the past 7 years I realized that I’d made an error very early on by not creating a distinct JSF Facebook account, but I couldn’t put the genie back in the bottle.

Over the years hundreds and hundreds of JSF’ers added me as a friend. A few months ago I had more than 1,500 “friends” on my Facebook account, many of whom I did not know.

Earlier this year, I decided I needed to make some changes. I began the cumbersome task of unfriending people I do not know in person and/or do not interact with very often online. Since making this decision I’ve manged to cut my friend list nearly in half, and I’m still working on removing more.

The reason I’m telling you all this is because I don’t want anyone who has been unfriended (or will be) to be offended! With very few exceptions, this is not personal in any way, shape or form. I simply need to reclaim my personal Facebook page.

I will be creating a Facebook page for John Stone Fitness, and expect to launch that with the new forums in the very near future.

Thanks for understanding.

John Stone Fitness Comments

14 Responses to “Facebook and JSF”
  1. Does anyone else feel the Sword of Damocles swaying overhead? Ha. I’ll be sure to friend JSF either way. I think generally people should be understanding that public figures (does it feel weird to be one of those?) will need an actual private profile with select friends.

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  2. I had the same sort of experience because I created my Facebook page as part of a work activity. As a result, I have a lot of work acquaintances on there that I wouldn’t otherwise have in an ideal world. On the bright side, I’ve made some actual online friends that I have an interest in as a result. You’re right, it is hard to put that genie back in the bottle, though.

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  3. Awww, I always look forward to that “Happy Birthday” note from John every November, even though we’ve never even met. Cant blame you though, I’m sure it makes it difficult to keep up with real life friends and fam.

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  4. As soon as my FB account went over the 100 “friends” barrier, I knew something was wrong. Anyone thats knows me will testify that I can’t possibly have more than 25 friends (some would claim less than 10) and 100 is totally unrealistic.

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