My FaceBook account was created by my elder sister back in the time when I was social, I had a life and I wasn’t in any of the social media. It seems to be an eternity ago, 2009.
I took up the control of my account on 2012. At that point, I had a bunch of friends on that account who were actually my sister’s friends or knew me from Farm Ville. Yes, probably that’s the name of the game they used to play in FB. When I started using FB, I thought it was fine to accept requests from absolute strangers. Because why not? We will just talk and that’s it, right!
Another misconception I had as in “add friend” means “accepting request”, not “sending request”. With this thought I added nearly 200 people from my school and coaching classes from suggestion. Other than that I used to get a lot of requests from random guys. Guess what? I used to accept all of them.
There was nobody to tell me the do’s and don’ts. Sissy only told me not to share anything personal( like address/phone number etc) with anyone I don’t know. I didn’t even have my photo as display pic. I remember that I was a big fan of the t.v. series Pretty Little Liars at that time and I liked the actor playing the role of Arya the most. Lucy Hale. I liked her so much that I kept one of her photos as my profile pic. Many people used to have celebrity pics as their profile pic as well so it was not as cringy as now it would have been.
Anyway, a photo of Shah Rukh Khan/Robert Downey Jr./Justin Bieber/Kristen Stewart was more recognisable to the crowd than one of Lucy Hale. I never claimed it to be my own photo but neither did I deny. I used to receive messages like “your eyes are beautiful” blah blah blah. Most of the guys who didn’t understand it wanted to video call me and asked me to send them my photo. I never said that I was the girl in that photo or I wasn’t. I don’t remember when I revealed my own face on FB but that was the time when I cleaned up my friend list and removed all the people whom I didn’t know in person.
I don’t know how those guys felt after realising the truth. 😅
Sp. Note: Sorry Ms. Lucy, I made a little fan following in my high school days with your photo.
Here’s an actual photo of mine ❤