today, facebook suggested that i make facebook better for my friend ben by sending him a message. i'm flattered that facebook thinks that a message from me would really make ben's facebook experience better, but my real problem with this suggestion is this: if facebook isn't good enough for ben, then that's facebook's problem. or ben's problem. i don't see why facebook is asking ME to get involved. i'm not on the payroll. if i'm making facebook better for someone AS A FAVOR TO FACEBOOK, then i want something in return. like a free t-shirt. i love free t-shirts. so until i receive my free t-shirt (or a promise of a free t-shirt), ben will be receiving NO messages from me.
i'm sorry ben. but this is a matter of principle.