(You): This should be obvious, but how do I add someone as a friend on Facebook and/or send them a private email?
(Agustin): You know Git and you don’t know how to do this?
(You): I’m a man of varied talents…
(Agustin): you find their profile, and click the ‘add to friend’ button/link/whatever
(You): that’s what I figured too, but I can’t find that button anywhere on this guy’s page
(Agustin): it is possible he doesn’t allow it
(You): ah, that’s the piece I was missing. You can disallow friend requests.
(Agustin): I’m not 100% sure you can, but you can probably verify. I think you do
(You): well, are you on Facebook? http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Nate/151148878262751 [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Nate/151148878262751] Try friending that guy
(Agustin): that’s actually a ‘fan page’, not a ‘person’. You can only ‘like’ it
(You): ah ha! Another thing i didn’t know. But isn’t every fan page or whatever linked to some person’s page? Or can fan pages exist independent of people pages?
(Agustin): it can exist independent of people’s pages
(Agustin): read the facebook help bro!
(Agustin): it will probably answer a lot of your questions
(You): wow, Facebook’s too hard for me to use, and there’s no “man facebook”. Whoa is me.
(Agustin): you cannot be serious
(You): well, no, I’m sure I could figure it out, I just don’t use it a lot. Twitter’s way easier to understand, and myspace isn’t worth understanding. [direct gchat: firstname.lastname@example.org]
(Amber): left side under their pic should be a link for “add as a friend”
(You): thanks. It turns out I was looking at a “fan page” or something that you can’t friend.
(Jeff): Might not be the best. You can send your fb URL to your friend by mail.
(You): turns out I was trying to friend a fan page, sigh.
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