Little Red Numbers

I was saying goodbye to a friend the other day and I said, “See you Wednesday night.” She looked puzzled and replied, “What’s Wednesday night?” Wednesday night happened to be a very important night for me, it was my launch party, and I would be bummed if she wasn’t there. I told her it was all over facebook, I invited her to it. She casually told me how she never looked at those “silly notifications”. Trying to downplay my look of shock, I told her I’m glad I mentioned it because she would have missed my party! I then scolded her for about 10 minutes on the importance of looking through her “silly notifications” or little red numbers at the top of her screen, especially because she is a business owner and facebook is a conduit for potential clients. Friends connecting her to new people, inviting her to social gatherings, clients tagging her after they’ve done business together. So many opportunities to connect, be recognized, be introduced, be invited…

She will no longer ignore those little red numbers at the top of her facebook screen or miss one of my parties!