Nice Ways to Reject Facebook Friends

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How do you respond when a co-worker, casual friend or neighbor confronts you about ignoring their Facebook friend request? Three etiquette experts reveal nice ways to reject unwanted Facebook friend requests… without sounding rude:

1. Explain that you don’t have a wide circle on Facebook and that you keep your Facebook kind of private. -Amy Alkon, syndicated “Advice Goddess” columnist and author.

2. Soften possible feelings of rejection by telling the wannabe friend how much you enjoy spending time with them in the real world. -Jodi R. R. Smith, president of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting.

3. Give co-workers another, less intimate, online option for connecting with you. Say something like, “I’m keeping business separate from personal; however, I would be glad to add you to my Linked-In page.” -Jacqueline Whitmore, etiquette expert and author.

What’s your strategy? Add your Facebook etiquette tips below…

Source: The Courier Journal

One Comment

  1. Posted August 10, 2010 at 9:00 AM | Permalink

    Explain to the individual, it’s nothing personal. If the individual, is not within your close circle of friends, then maybe you can develop a facebook page specifically for co-workers and casual friends, and invite them to join. This way your personal and business life is separate.

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