Somebody sent this to me in an e-mail this morning.
(Copied from Facebook events.)
Ask your Friends to Befriend Del. David Ramadan on Facebook Day
Friends Event · By David I. Ramadan
Friday, August 31, 2012
23465 Rock Haven Way #105A, Dulles, VA 20166
Please ask your friends and neighbors who live or work in Loudoun and/or Prince William Counties to befriend me on Facebook to receive important updates: https://www.facebook.com/DavidIRamadan
First, why did I not get an invite? I’m hurt.
Second, Ramadan is asking people to ask their friends to friend him on his Facebook profile. Why would total strangers friend an elected official on Facebook (other than for opposition research)? Don’t Facebook pages exist so that people can merely “like” to receive your news without being your “friend”?
Finally, I’m no social media maven, but I understand there is a more useful, more efficient way to get the word out about your Facebook presence? I mean, why promote yourself twice when you can promote yourself once? Oh, wait. Yeah. Politicians do what they does.