Sunday, November 25, 2007

Does Pandora need a Facebook profile?

I've been on Facebook for a while now, and every time one of Pandora's friends gets a profile, I have to think long and hard about whether to add her as a friend.

I didn't have this problem with MySpazz as my male persona isn't under my real name. So I wasn't worried about people making the connection between the two "me"s. And anyway, on MySpazz people have hundreds of friends and its not such an issue.

But with Facebook, I'm listed under my actual given name. And I have work colleagues (who know nothing of Pandora) as friends.

I added Becky and Jane and thought nothing of it. But now I've noticed a sizeable chunk of the Trannisphere are on FB too, and I want to add them. But I'm wary of having too many T*folk in my friend list. And also I'll have to explain who I am to as most don't know the day-to-day me.

So the question is... Does Pandora merit her own Facebook profile?
It would allow me to add all those fun (but a bit girly) applications I've steered clear of.

But then, do I add myself as one of her friends? Am I setting myself up for problems? I'm wary of weaving a web that will hoist me by my own petard (if you excuse the mangled clich├ęs). Especially If I'm not careful selecting a photo

Of those of you that have done it, are there any things you you've discovered? Or would recommend?


Becky said...

I dunno, it's all a bit of a minefield. I'd suggest keeping the two profiles separate, if you're worried about it.

Jane said...

Keep the profiles separate and don't mix friends if possible.

mnggua - the sound you make when you drop a book on your foot.

Pandora Caitiff said...

Thank you both.

As you may have noticed Pandora is now on FB. And I'm relying on plausible deniability if any problems occur :)

Lara Tyg said...

Yep keep em seperate.
Im sure it saves a whole host of problems & explinations.

...& dont add yourself as a friend . Thats just creepy :O)

,But what the hell do I know . Ive never even looked a Facebook.

Jane, should I be looking up Mnggua in the Meaning of Liff to verify that statement ?

Chrissy J. said...

Slightly related... I referred to my guy persona on Flickr as one of Chrissy's contacts (who's also on Flickr), and so far no-one seems to have made a connection- and everyone's seen Chrissy's pics.

But what do I know.