A few weeks ago there was a lot of chatter about being able to see when someone ‘unfriended’ someone else on Facebook with the new profile changes. I am not sure if it was speculation or if it just has not gone into effect yet although I suspect the latter (I am trying to limit my reading of tech stuff because I get sucked into it like the tech geekess that I am).
When I first heard the noise about this, I got busy writing a post. The post was obviously my thoughts on FB sharing my particular de-friending activity. There are a lot of subjects that I know very little about, Facebook is not one of them. I love Facebook, use it often, and know a few of the ins and outs.
The bottom line is I only de-friend for one reason. Potty Mouth. No, I do not mean traditional swearing, cussing, or the F-word. I mean the actual discussion of Potty
I cannot stand discussion of diarrhea, shitting, barfing, vomiting, or anything of the like on social media. It is just so unappealing to log into Facebook and read that someone had the ‘runs’ all night. Ick.
If you need to fart, crap, or gag, please get it out of my Facebook News Feed. I really do not want to munch on my Protein Bar, sip my coffee, and read about your feces.
Why else de-friend someone? If you said yes to being their friend, you must be sure that you want to be their friend. Unless you had a BIG fight, lost them in a divorce, or they had Potty Mouth….That’s it.
Then, this post took a little turn of events, I realized that someone recently de-friended me. It was actually no big whoop. No one that I regularly see, and actually someone with lackluster posts about mainly topics that I do not care about. I guess that they did not like my posts either so they cut me (and I never discuss my bathroom habits on FB).
I laughed about the whole scenario because I actually have done a few favors for this person, and I was just getting ready to add to the list of favors when I discovered I was no longer their friend. I could take this to mean any number of things: he/she did not like my posts, did not value my help, or more than likely wanted to make room for 5000 followers (he/she is close).
Facebook determined a while ago that 5000 was the limit of how many personal friends that you can have and not upset the motherboard. ‘Friend collectors’ need to let go of superfluous friends to make room for others to stay within the 5000 mark.
Honestly, the whole scenario tickled me, and I thought since we are all so public now, why not add a comment when we unfriend someone? Just like we can (or did that change?) comment on the ‘activity’ when 2 people are new friends…we can comment on a unfriending.
I could write something like ‘have a wonderful time on the can without me’ and this person could possibly write about me ‘I needed to make more room because I am getting close to 5000 friends.’
The point is – Own your behavior in life and on the web. Own it.
What is YOUR opinion? RB