Hey, teacher! Leave those kids alone!: Facebook is not LinkedIn

Scott Gatz is thinking exactly what I am...   Facebook is not LinkedIn.

Lots of people who are new to Facebook have been friending me that I would consider more professional contacts... some people I don't even know.

Its not that I don't want to be connected to them, but I agree with Scott when he says,

"I’m turning down invitations from people I know well. I’m clicking
“REJECT” to those professional contacts. I want my facebook to be my
closest friends (professional and personal). I want it to be a fun
place, I want to know what music they are listening to, what they are
doing, restaurants, fun stuff. I’ll use a professional network for
those professional contacts. I want to keep facebook fun! ...

Since I do want to be friends with you (I like you, trust you and
want to keep in touch), I’ll kindly invite you to LinkedIn instead. So
don’t be surprised to get a REJECT from Facebook and a INVITE from
linked in."

I couldn't have said it better.

I mean, how likely is Jeff Jarvis going to change his Relationship Status?  For Jeff's sake, that should be like watching paint dry.   

The hard thing about all these social apps is that the lines between professional and personal get blurred... so I visit some bloggers in Louisville on my vacation, but others remain in my RSS reader.

So, please don't be surprised or offended if I don't accept your Facebook invite... I'd rather connect to you here on LinkedIn.

Who knew one would need such a thick skin in Web 2.0?