11-18-2009 10:28 AM
I had an odd exchange with a guy on my friends list we will call Dan. Now Dan already has a Facebook page with family and friends that he loves to communicate with. They know all about him , his likes , dislikes , they know his REAL name and they hang out in bars and restaurants on the weekends. They know where he works and who his mom is and where she works and all other REAL personal stuff.
Now we are about to get Facebook and we all "know" each other onour XMB as "someone". And we all know what games others like and other little tid-bits but NOTHING like Facebook is about to offer. I see hundreds and maybe thousands of people signing up for Facebook for the first time. (I know a few that have known about it but never signed up because it never appealed to them or think its the government). Anyways back to the heart of the matter. Are existing Facebook users going to be willing to open their pages to people that are simply XMB friends? I mean we are talking about relationships that some have had on our XMB's for years having to now open up to having their XMB friend see stuff he and his mom or sister are talking about. Will Dan want his "REAL" friends to know what type of friends he has on his XMB?
In the end isn't this what Facebook avoided. Sites like myspace became so "impersonal" that most serious social networkers moved over to Facebook IMO. Now this hit-or-miss friend behaviour is being reintroduced to Facebook like myspace started to have happen to it. Now i will say this , i have added ppl to my Facebook page from my XMB and its fun to see "them". But i am thinking of all the people who currently use Facebook and are about to have to make a decision. Maybe open a diffrent account? Maybe Dan will turn his XMB friends down to an add friend request and it will put off his XMB friend that thought they were cool and now hes being "denied" in a sense. Does anyone feel where i'm comming from here?
I wanna finish with an example. Lets say Dan smokes cigarettes. He dont want his parents to know he smokes cigarettes or they would be disappointed. His parents are on his current Facebook page. His frend Jan wants him to add her to his page but , Dan knows if he does there is a chance she might say something like "you could shoot better if you didnt smoke while playing you ash dropper!". So Dan tells his friend Jan of two years on the XMB "i'm sorry but i only put like , real friends i hang with , no offence Jan , its just one of those things." How does Jan feel?
I see some storms comming with Facebook intergration but over all i think its a good thing we are getting it. I will use it. I will be "out there" as one of my friends always refers to it. But whats your situation community? Will you sign up for the first time? Will existing users "open up" to their XMB friends? All responses all welcome. Talk up.
11-18-2009 10:16 AM
11-18-2009 10:22 AM
Well as far as the Facebook update goes. This one only let's you update your status regarding simple accomplishments. So your PSN friends won't necessarily be able to see your Facebook, that is unless you've added them as friends on it. Later updates may increase the interaction between the two, but as it stands now they'll be two completely separate entities of friends basically. This is just giving you a way to update your Facebook natively from the PS3.
Your totally correct but... come on , you know people are gonna go for the "what's your Facebook" immediately and then the decision comes....... ya dig me? I see what your saying though. Its not like "linking" that we did here with our Forum ID's and our PSN's , no , i got ya there.
11-18-2009 12:29 PM
Wow, dude sorry to ruin your hypothetical story/theory, but there is no way that your friends on the XMB can go to your Facebook page. Where did you get this idea from???
EDIT: Its possible
For your FACEBOOK FRIENDS to see your what trophies you got, and game events, and what your purchased. And you have to option to publish that to facebook. Your PSN friends cannot access your Facebook Profile unless they find out your real name, and then go to facebook, search your name, add you, then you accept it.
11-18-2009 01:49 PM
11-18-2009 03:15 PM
Looks like some missed the point.
I could game with a person everyday and still know jack about their real lives. I might be very friendly with someone over the PSN and not know their real names. I think there is something to what Hippe is saying.
Do I want to mix the "PSN me" with the "Facebook me" or should I keep the 2 seperate?
Good question if you ask me.
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