#1
I want to try a social experiment.

1. Go on Facebook, IM, Google+, whatever
2. Go to who is online on chat,
3. Say "Hey" to every person that is online
4. See how many reply back
5. Try to continue a conversation
6. Post results
7. profit
#2
No
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#6
Is this a study into awkward generic small talk?
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#7
so you want me to say "Hey" to my friends? yeah I have enough courage to do that
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#8
Pretty sure there was a more adventurous version of this online a few years ago, I think it was like this but saying something like "Why haven't we had sex yet?" instead of "hey"
#9
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Pretty sure there was a more adventurous version of this online a few years ago, I think it was like this but saying something like "Why haven't we had sex yet?" instead of "hey"

Surely this doesn't apply to conversations with same-sex friends? Cause that would be very awkward to say the least.
#10
If anything it applies more.
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#11
I deactivated my Facebook account an hour ago.

Sometimes I just depress out, and delete accounts for no reason, other than to see if anyone notices.

Kind of a hobby.
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#12
If I said hi to everyone who's online now I'd never sleep. But pretty sure the majority would say hey back because "hey" on it's own isn't creepy unless you never receive a reply and proceed to send the same message over and over again to the same person every day multiple times. I'm really nice too so I don't know why people wouldn't want to talk to me.
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#13
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If I said hi to everyone who's online now I'd never sleep. But pretty sure the majority would say hey back because "hey" on it's own isn't creepy unless you never receive a reply and proceed to send the same message over and over again to the same person every day multiple times. I'm really nice too so I don't know why people wouldn't want to talk to me.


You're too nice. People worry you'll infect them with optimism.
#14
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You're too nice. People worry you'll infect them with optimism.

Ha this actually happened today. A friend of mine doesn't want to be near me for the next few days because he thinks I'll affect his psychometric test results and prevent him from getting a job. Maybe it's not optimism but perhaps I am infectious
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#15
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Ha this actually happened today. A friend of mine doesn't want to be near me for the next few days because he thinks I'll affect his psychometric test results and prevent him from getting a job. Maybe it's not optimism but perhaps I am infectious


Given all the options in front of me, I'm going to go with 'no comment'.
#17
last time i did this most people replied back and then i had too many messages to answer and then people(mostly girls thinking i was being a playa and ignoring them) got upset cause i couldnt or wouldnt reply back because it was taking too much of my time to keep up with conversations with alot of people
so nah i got class in like 30 minutes
#18
Courage
noun
1. Sitting at your computer and sending a message to your friend

2. So brave
#19
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Courage
noun
1. Sitting at your computer and sending a message to your friend

2. So brave

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#20
I find your experiment interesting in you're trying to explore the idea of technology separating us when it is intended to bring us together.

But I think it falls flat in this case because Facebook is already pretty devoid of real interaction. And if someone really wanted to start a conversation with me (or vice versa) there are much better ways of doing so.

TL;DR - it's not 2002 and instant messaging through websites is dead.
#21
The majority of people on my fb are people I haven't talked to in ages. So yea, no.
#22
Lolno there are freaks and losers on fb who try this all the time. Like they'll make statuses like 'pm me I'm bored' lulz
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#23
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Surely this doesn't apply to conversations with same-sex friends? Cause that would be very awkward to say the least.
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