Yesterday, I brunched in Murray Hill with a bunch of fabulous friends. We are a digitally connected group of girls - active twitter users, the first generation to use FB during all our college years, Youtube aficionados, and even some fellow bloggers.
Let's put it this way -- we are not afraid to put ourselves out there digitally.
However, we came across an interesting predicament -- should we put our telephone numbers on facebook? Does this answer change post graduation?
Here's what happened: The night before, we had made some new friends. Naturally, the next day we had expanded our digital circle and a new facebook friendship was in order. As some of NYC's finest single ladies, we wondered if perhaps a phone call was coming next because hello, our phone numbers are on facebook. But should they be?
We are happy to tweet and post fb pics from events and social gathering, but by truly revealing ourselves (and the easiest method of communication) are we sharing too much?
On one hand, putting a # on FB is an easy and efficient way to help communicate. I know that in college, this tool helped me several times. Friends from classes, club members etc. If I needed to contact someone the easiest thing to do is always call.
However, my friends did not agree.
Enter: the creep-factor.
The creep factor is very simple: though I like to be transparent and authentic -- I do NOT want creep-sters to contact me. Even though I am happy to share details with the twitterverse, creepy people please stay away. far far away.
So what do you think? Sure you can stalk my pics, know my favorite movie, etc -- but should I leave my phone number up?