One of the things that separates Facebook from the zillions of other social networking sites on the web today is the honesty. Not that everyone is completely honest in their personal profiles, but at least they use their real names and real photos of themselves rather than handles and cartoons.
That is, for the most part. There are still plenty of people who play by their own rules and prefer to use fake names or not load a photo of themselves.
I don’t have a problem with that, but I’ve decided that the way I want to use Facebook is to interact with real humans who present themselves as real humans within Facebook.
Because of this, I’m plan to unfriend Facebook friends of mine who either don’t use their real names or don’t have a personal photo loaded (or a real photo). I’ll take care of this on April 1st, and no, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke.
It’s become clear to me how I’d like to use Facebook. This doesn’t mean that anyone else will use the service the same way I do, which is fine with me. However, I would like to see Facebook hold onto its position as a place where people really are who they say they are.