Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tomorrow is National Facebook UnFriend Day

I just heard on the news that Jimmy Kimmel is calling for a national Facebook UN-Friend day tomorrow.  I find this quite amusing as I have struggled with Facebook "friends."  Like he says, you can't possibly have 900 "friends" although many people on Facebook do. 

I readily admit that most of my so called "friends" on Facebook really are nothing more than acquaintances or people that I once knew.  That being said, I do find that some of these former acquaintances have very interesting posts.  Sometimes I have hooked up with someone I was friends with in the past and it is great to catch up with them, however, I am not sure I want to know their day to day business.  The rest?  Well, I really don't care to hear about your physical ailments and minute by minute descriptions of their daily activities.  However, I feel caught.  Sometimes I don't want to "unfriend" someone (or break up with them as I often say) because I don't want them to be hurt.  Other times, I feel like it is a good thing to have contacts with so many people for business networking.  I never know if my husband or myself might be looking for a job and could benefit from a contact with someone.  In fact, my husband once helped an acquaintance of mine with a job search. 

Ultimately, I have done what a lot of people have probably done--hidden most of my "friends" except for the real ones or the ones I find amusing.  Realistically, I am equally aware that probably a lot of my "friends" don't really care about what is going on in my life and have hidden me.  I have often thought about having an obscure Facebook identity for only my true friends.  Maybe I will do that someday!

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