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National Unfriend Day

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MisterCreosote, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Jimmy Kimmel says it's time to purge your Facebook friends of people who aren't your friends, on November 17.

    http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live/national-unfriend-day

    I've actually been thinking about this for a while, as I have a lot of people on my friends list who I got along with well at some point, but we really don't add anything to each other's lives anymore (and some have become downright annoying). And Kimmel is right - it's way too much time spent following the minutiae of the lives of people you don't really give a shit about.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Crap, that's my parents' anniversary. In a week. Crap.

    Thanks for posting this. :D
     
  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Can you unfriend your parents?

    I just put folks on ignore, rarely do I defriend people.
     
  4. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    If you unfriend them, will they still send Festivus cards?
     
  5. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    I"m thinking of defriending my niece after she and her 17-year-old friends talked on Facebook about sucking each others' dicks today.
     
  6. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Your niece has a dick?
     
  7. Giggity

    Giggity Member

    I purged about 40 percent of my facebook friends a few months back. Very satisfying. There are some people I HAVE to keep on that list though, that I'd like to reverse ignore - is that an option? Can I click something on, clearly hypothetically, my boss' grandma's profile so she doesn't get status updates?
     
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I will definitely be doing this.
     
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Has Facebook use gone down? I'm not on very often, and when I am - and in the very, very rare event I post a status update - it seems like the traffic generated is a fraction of what it used to be.

    Seems like Twitter has stolen a ton of Facebook's thunder. I could see Facebook being a relic of the 2000's, like any other fad we look back on later with nostalgia, within the next 4-5 years, maybe much sooner.
     
  10. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. likes this.
     
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Seems like this should be a task done on Festivus Day.
     
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't think it's gone down. I just think it's gotten out of hand.
     
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