Last month, I posted something about social media.
Not that I want this to be a social media blog, but I’ve wanted to try and revisit some things. In that post, I talked a bit about protecting yourself and all that good stuff.
I also mentioned how I like to keep my personal Facebook account down in regard to “friends” as it’s my personal space – not something where I just add friends and friends.
And friends and friends.
You know how that goes – some people have thousands of friends on the “book.” That just seems crazy to me.
I decided to revisit it earlier this week. I’m currently below my 250 threshold, but I wondered how much further I could take it.
Mind you, I haven’t deleted anybody yet, but I went through and counted nearly 25 people who I either haven’t dealt with in a long time or I’ve never met personally. Usually, for me, that latter statement is a no-no. But I have a few people who I’ve not actually met in person who I have no issues with being on that list, be it through blogging or photography or something along those lines.
But there were still a bunch …
This post discusses that aspect of things and, more specifically, pulling the trigger to “unfriend.”
A couple of years ago, unfriend was actually added to the dictionary. The definition, as a verb is: “to remove (someone) from a list of designated friends on a person’s social networking Web site.”
It’s never easy, is it?
A couple of years ago, somebody I knew had more than 1,500 people on his list. Can you imagine? One night, he realized it was time to clean. Within an hour or so, he trimmed the heck out of that list.
With me, it’s a smaller scale. So trimming it is a little harder at times. I know it needs to be done, but sometimes … it’s holding on.
And, honestly, I don’t think those who I looked at on the list would even notice.
So where’s the difficulty?
I go through and look and can’t seem to pull the trigger. Is it the hesitance of doing the deed? I know it’s been done to me (and recently one or two that have done it is a relief, to be honest) and it doesn’t personally offend me. So why I can’t I do the same?
It’s like saying goodbye to a long-lost friend or something.
But seriously, why does it seem so hard to click the unfriend button? Anybody else have these issues? One night, I’ll just go “cold turkey” and start slashing away … or I might not. I just never know.
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