Dear everyone in the universe who’s not already on my Facebook friends list:
I am an “open networker” – i.e., I’m happy to accept your friend request as long I can determine that you and I have a little something in common (an interest, an experience, a point of view, 1 or 2 degrees of separation, etc.). In order for that to happen, however, you must have some of your Facebook profile info set to “public.” If you’re all locked up and I can’t learn a thing about who you are, what you do, who you know, where you’re from, what you believe, etc…. all I can do is deny your request.
Thank you for your cooperation.