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I've finally figured out what magicwoman meant by "using filters to keep up with everyone". She has oodles of people in her Friends List.

So, now that I get it, I can add as many people as I want and still be able to keep up. =)


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Dec. 1st, 2002 07:12 pm (UTC)
I've found that I rarely have the time to read http://xinit.livejournal.com/friends/communities but I make the time to read http://xinit.livejournal.com/friends/humans at least.
Dec. 1st, 2002 07:19 pm (UTC)
There's something to be said for being a member of a community without watching it.
Dec. 2nd, 2002 08:05 am (UTC)
Heh that's called friend collecting. Meaning you only read some friends and ignore others. I know how to use filters but think that's unfair to some people so I don't do that.
Dec. 2nd, 2002 09:22 am (UTC)
Meaning you only read some friends and ignore others

Not true. Having filters does not mean you ignore people. You're just splitting it up into more efficient reading groups.

I was collecting more and more people in my browser bookmarks, so it was just easier to put them all in the Friends List and read from one page.

What LJ calls "Friends" is meaningless anyway. These are not friends in the sense of people who would let you borrow a couple thousand dollars interest-free for as long as you needed it, co-sign for a car because you have no credit, let you stay over at their house, rent a truck to help you move across the country because you want to move in with a boyfriend that your family doesn't approve of, etc.

If that were the case, I'd have maybe two or three on my list. =)

These are still internet strangers. They're people that I like talking to, love hearing from, look forward to hearing their perspective on things and maybe meet up with if I happen to be in their neck of the woods.

Most of the people on my friends list are in the second category to varying degrees.

Plus, I'm doing this for writing groups and commenting permissions too.
Dec. 2nd, 2002 09:57 am (UTC)
Well, how magicwoman does it is friend collecting anyway. I know she wasn't reading my journal even though I read hers and commented often enough. I thought that's how you were going to do it.

It's one thing if you add people for the sake of being reciprocative without any intention of reading their journal, it's another if you use filters to divide up your reading list in a reasonable manner. I'd rather people not have me on their friend's list at all if they don't like reading my journal, than have them act like they don't have a clue what's happening in my life when the subject comes up. At least that way I know who is and who isn't reading my journal.

If I don't like reading someone's journal, I just don't add them to my list if they added me first, or I remove them from my friend's list altogether. If they're really concerned about that then they can choose to remove me from theirs. I have friends IRL whose journals I don't like to read so aren't on my friend's list. I just don't like it when people have people on their list that they don't read, it seems fake or something.
Dec. 4th, 2002 08:23 am (UTC)
Friends Groups?! Those are amazing.
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