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What characteristics of a person you are considering before you accept a friend request on facebook and other social media sittes?
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I get a lot of requests from people on Facebook on a daily basis. I don't accept all. Most times, I don't even accept any because they are usually too much but there are certain things I look out for when accepting requests on Facebook.

Their Profile Picture: I don't accept sluts or gangsters, so your display picture says a lot about you. It's the first impression of you that I get. So if it suggests sluttiness or gangsterism in any way, I'd just delete you right away. It doesn't have to be too professional but at least, it should be decent.

Profile: Next thing I want to check out is your profile. What does your profile say about you? What do you portray yourself as? What do you tell people that you are? You see some people's profile that says something like, "I'm that bitch that's better than your girl" or "I'm that guy who can knack you better than your guy". I don't need anyone who's better than my girl or guy and even if you are, you don't have to flaunt it or rub it in my face so I just simply ignore or delete such a person.

Posts: What kind of posts do you make on your page? Is it posts that a picture and the tag line is, "Fuck that bitch" or hate speeches and the likes? I don't mind people saying their mind on social media but there is a better way to say it with sense. I completely ignore or delete those who display their foolishness on social media.

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First of all do not accept request of random or strange passers. I really don't like this stuff on facebook and one of the reason why I left that shitty platform. Even if you want to just for exploration or for some random chat, you must spend few minutes checking the background of the account. Testing an account can give you much more information that can give you a brief idea about the person. 

Check bio and other basic info's

Bio is a short description about the person and it tells you about the nature of the person. Other things that you can check is when the account is created or email or sometime contact info.

Timeline

Timeline can give you idea about the environment of the user or who are the people that are close to him/her. This also shows that whether the account is for personal use or for doing cheap things on internet.

Likes

Likes (page or personality) tells you about the interest or the views that a person is having or following. Check it it will give you a brief idea about the ideology that a person sustains. 

I think this much information will be enough for a good start. Don't stress much on things that you cannot control. Do not over think as the much info you will get or see the much you will get confused.

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I make sure first on his/her profile picture, whether or not the person is using a real image of his/her face. I doubt if I accept it other than a real image of the face or raw pictures being used. Next is whether or not the person is somewhat related to my existing friends or related to my friends, relatives and families. If the person is closely related to the following I have mentioned then I might accept the request. Some cases where I don't respond to the request may be subjected to some personal reasons and some first impressions to the person requesting. Other than that, I welcome all people who wanted me to be their friend.

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First of all, I will actually check if the person has updated his recent picture, I will also check if his updated pictures look alike that is for people I don't know in real life. If the person has been updating his profile picture and there look alike, I will now check his profile and then decide if I should add him or not.

Most times people I share the same mutual friends with send me request. I will not decide whether to accept the requests or not. I cannot just add someone simply because he or she shares the same mutual friends with me.

It is very safe to go through people's profile before accepting them especially on facebook. Facebook is no longer that safe as users accounts are hacked everyday. I had to open two account due to hacking. I also lost friends contacts.

These are the factors I consider before accepting friend requests.

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only one - i should know them. 

but it can vary for linkedin - someone from same school, industry etc, instagram - i only run a page so photographers interested in my work. on facebook, a strict rule, i should know them and be actively interacting with them. else, i don't accept anyone's friend request. 

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I have a look at their profiles. Do they have my interests? Could we share the same values. Appears that person likeable? Usually I have a gut feeling about who might be right and who not. Often I also have a look if they are already friend with other people I am friends with.

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One the challenges I face on social media, is accepting friends request, because it comes in tons..always too plenty. What I do is to scan through, the ones I like i accept. The ones i like must have the following before accepting them.

1.) Profile picture: Your profile picture must be decent and cute. Your profile picture is your 1st impression, so if your picture doesn't impress me, then it's a no no.

2.) Gallery:I'll go through your gallery, to know/ see the kind of pictures you post, from there I'll know if you are good or not. Your pictures will tell a little about you without me asking. Except for those who doesn't post much pictures.

3.)Post: I mentioned in the previous answer I gave that most of my friends on social media especially facebook are journalists, not all of them, but most of them. So I'll pay attention to the kind of post you write, is it informative, education, motivative etc.. or it's about sex, food and and prayer request that you post, I consider this too.

4.)Bio Profile: I don't go through this one alot, because alot of my friends are not what they say they are through the their profile.

Then I accept.

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Anymore I do not accept friends requests from anyone that I do not communicate with on a regular basis

Most of the time it is someone that want to sacm you or it is someone that wants to turn you into facebook and get you 30 day baned for something stupid.

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I tend to check for any sort of religious extremism,fanatism or inappropriate contents on their blog.If found i usually ignore them other than that i am ok making new friends.

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Accepting a friend request is our prerogative. Thus, if a certain person adds me as a friend, I can decided whether to accept them or not. Then what might be the reason of rejection on a request? Here are what I am doing before accepting friend requests.

1. I first look at the profile. By just looking at the information about the person, I can tell whether a person is just a troll or someone insincere. I also look at his or her timeline what kind of posts she shares, and the kind of photos they are uploading. I admit I hate seeing multiple selfies in different angles in my news feeds, especially those who are seemingly narcissistic.

2. Mutual friends. As much as possible, I am rejecting friend requests whom we don't have mutual friends. I prefer that way so at least they belong to a circle with someone who's part of my circle as well.

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During my teenage years, the most popular social media site is "Friendster". Before I accept a friend request I take a look first clearly at the photos and see if the person is real not just a dummy account which tends to scam people. If the person seems real and has a good looking I do accept the friend request and don't care wherever she's come from. As long as the girl is beautiful I normally accept. 

These days that Facebook is the most popular. Users of Facebook is a lot more compare to other social media sites, and friend request are really flooding. Since I'm no longer single and already have three kids, I no longer have interest in communicating to other people especially for those who's I really don't know. So I only accept friend request for those who I really know and those who's I can say real friends. My Facebook account can tell, coz I only have 100+ friends on my list. All of them are my real friends which has the characteristics that is worth to have. 

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When I first joined Facebook few years ago, I felt excited that I just keep accepting anyone without checking what kind of a person is requesting. It only took just a month until my list has almost 5000 friends. A lot of people are chatting and requesting to meet. But I have noticed that some guys are just up to somethings stupid. Some are sending photos of their dicks and asking to have sex. Some also during video chats asking to flash my boobs. Everything was ridiculous so I started to unfriend those people who has just looking for past time. I joined Facebook to meet new good and real friends not to do something stupid. Now before I accept a friend request I check first their photos and see if they are good people. 

  

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  I am not much of a Facebook/Twiter guy. It wasn’t but until very recently that I began to “use” my 7-year-old Facebook account, so I am not very picky at the time of accepting friends’ requests. I see these social networks as excellent sources for cultural studies and sociological research. 

My underage daughters have Facebook accounts and I figured being part of the darn thing would be a way to keep an eye on them. But I have used the account mostly as an additional promotion tool for my Steemit activities. I see that Facebook remains the most popular social media venue, so if we want our views to have more visibility, making it available to as many people as possible, regardless of their ideologies, is a good policy.

Except for a few people I have a history of animosity with, I do not reject any request. Besides, there are ways to block or undo that “friendship”, in case the person becomes a nuisance. I think that it is important for people to be open-minded and have some evidence with which to judge any demographic group. We tend to over-generalize a lot. Facebook is an excellent tool to know what different kinds of people are into or to confirm whether or not we can put people in certain boxes based on their publications or posting habits.

I see Facebook as an ecosystem where we will find all kinds of specimens. They are all needed, they all serve a function. It opens our views to peoples of all ways of life. We can learn that there is a wider world out there and all kinds of cultural artifacts people are attracted to. We can learn to see the value those artifacts have for certain kinds of people.

Even if some “friends” become annoying, at least we will have empirical evidence to discuss or support our view on why they are annoying.  

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I'm not active on Facebook any more but when I was, I was only accepting friend requests from people I knew. That is my rule.

For me Facebook was a way of keeping in touch with those who I actually know. Friend means someone you know well and trust, in any dictionary.

I've seen people sending out friend requests like crazy, to people they haven't even met. I got some myself but I don't see the point of it. You don't know who's on the other end, you can't trust them, then why send them friend requests?

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People use Facebook or some other social media for making new friends and some friends even they don't Know. mostly teenagers are addicted with social media.but I am using Facebook for people I met during school , collage, job So via Facebook medium we never forgot them. So while accepting the freind request on social media first I think I met that person or not.

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If men is requesting I only accept if I really knew them or somewhat friend of my real friends. Regards if women is requesting I accept only those who are good looking. hahaha...

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