Should Facebook add more ways of how you know someone?
Jon Udell has called out to Facebook, asking them to add a new relationship choice when adding a new friend. The current choices are:
He wants them to add “Through the web” as another choice.
My feeling is that most people don’t use the option of choosing how you know someone on Facebook, even though I’ve advocated positively for this feature before, the reason being because many people add new friends on Facebook on a fling and so in fact, do not give value to new friends added.
Even for the few that DO use this option, though, personally I think there are actually too many options to choose from right now. Facebook should consolidate the options so that there are few, and with few overlaps so that the option that you should choose is obvious. This should be done primarily because Facebook’s userbase is quickly growing to be composed of more people than simply college students.