Have I pruned my facebook friend list too much?
July 10, 2011 6:36 PM Subscribe
I've pruned my facebook friends list quite a bit. Am I going overboard or should I "refriend" some back?
posted by lankford to Computers & Internet (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
At this point, I mainly keep facebook active so that I can be somewhere accessable. I've defriended a sizable portion of my facebook friends as of late. The reasons include:
-General inactivity with said friend, unlikely to speak with/see on a regular basis again.
-Using feed to post things on religion/politics that I am uncomfortable with (I am fairly liberal)
-Bragging on much of their status updates
-(for some high school friends) Wasn't friends with all that closely IRL, or they were enablers/thought of me only as one-dimensional roles I long grew out of.
-People with "inflated" friend counts (kinda a tiebreaker if they have been inactive with me)
And probably others. Plus I have been into minimizing my belongings more than ever. I'm also at the point where I don't do status updates of my own.
I'd like to keep facebook and make it into a small, positive aspect of my life. And I'm in the quarterlife stage where I am having struggles with my social life (let's not focus on that, it's just a point). Should I just add/readd anyone who I like and am on decent terms with, even if the odds of reconnecting on a regular/IRL basis are slim (and do more news feed hiding)? Maybe there's a networking possibility or such out there. I almost wish I had a "fan page" and "personal page".
And if I do refriend, I'm tempted to do the "add a personal message" so that I'm not blindly readded just to build someone's count. Probably other layers to peel, but let's focus on the site.