Online Social Networking Part 2 网上社交 第二部分

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About this lesson

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to:

 - identify awkward situations arising from the use of social networking sites

 - demonstrate awareness of social networking etiquette

Social networking etiquette

Americans have a set of assumptions and rules of etiquette that they generally observe when using social networking sites. These include the following:

- Befriending past boyfriends or girlfriends is allowable, but should be done with caution. It’s considered good etiquette not to try to make an “ex” jealous by rubbing a new love interest in their faces. Likewise, if you are dating someone new, it’s good form to refrain from posting on your ex’s wall or keeping up pictures of you with a past love interest. If it was a bad breakup, it’s usually best to unfriend each other.

- Many Americans think that people who try to contact or befriend total strangers on social networking sites are “creepy,” unless the person they contact has specified on their profile that they are open to it. In general, it’s best not to befriend anyone who you’ve never actually met in person.

- Don’t tag friends in pictures where they look terrible or where they are doing something embarassing.Since tagged pictures are broadcast to all of their friends (and perhaps family, classmates and coworkers), be considerate.

- For close friends, a personal “happy birthday” message, email, or call is better than a public wall post. For simple acquaintances, a “happy birthday” wall post is appropriate since it shows that you were thinking of them, but not in a way that is inappropriate to the level of your relationship.

- Sending friends chain letters as messages or wall posts is nearly always annoying (unless they send them to you all the time).

A message from an ex

In the first part of this lesson you saw several social networking terms highlighted in red. We’ll continue coloring them in red, and also put additional unfamiliar words and phrases in blue.

  Yesterday my ex who I haven’t talked to in forever wrote this cryptic comment on my wall.
  昨天我前男友在我的留言板上留了一段很曖昧的话。我们已经很久没联络过了。

  He asked me to give him a call, but I don’t even know his phone number anymore.
  她让我给她打电话﹐可我连她的电话号码都没有了。

  I thought he had a girlfriend, so I wonder what he meant by it.
  我以为她有女朋友了﹐所以我不知道她这样留言是什么意思。

Catching up

  I thought he had a girlfriend, so I wonder what he meant by it.
  我以为她有女朋友了﹐所以我不知道她这样留言是什么意思。

  Maybe he just wanted to catch up or something.
  可能她只是想了解一下你的近况什么的。

  Maybe you should actually call him just to mess with him and see what he says.
  没准你该给她打个电话﹐跟她闲扯两句天﹐看看她说什么。

Friended by a stranger

  This guy who I barely knew in high school friended me on MyFace but didn’t message me to say hi.
  一个我一点都不熟的高中同学在MyFace上把我加为好友了﹐可是又没给我发信息打招呼。

  At first I thought it was some random stranger so it sorta creeped me out.
  开始时﹐我还以为是随便那个陌生人呢﹐把我吓了一跳。

  Then when I went back home for the weekend I ran into him at the store, but he totally ignored me!
  后来﹐我周末回家时在商店碰上她了﹐可是她居然没理我!

The time of day

  Why would you start friending people you wouldn’t even give the time of day to in person?
  她干嘛要把哪些自己见了面都不打招呼的人加为好友呢﹖

  Maybe he just wanted his profile to have a longer friend list so he would look popular.
  没准她就是想让自己个人