This might be one of my favorite things that happens on social media. When someone who was friends with me on Facebook, decides to unfriend me.
It bothers me for two reasons:
Facebook is a serious place, and if you do that to someone, you should let them (I’m joking).
I always have to find out when someone mentions them and then I look them up and realize we are no longer internet friends.
I just wonder why anyone actually removes people from Facebook friends list. There is no cost to have them added, you can ignore their posts from the news feed and virtually get the same benefit as unfriending them on Facebook.
Does it let someone know that you mean business when you unfriend them? You are serious about ending this friendship, so serious that you don’t want them to be associated with you online.
Is it that you don’t want them reading your posts and finding out your private/personal information? The private and personal information that you post on a social media site.
I’m going to be honest, I really don’t care that much. I really secretly like to be unfriended.
This is because:
Now, I definitely spend too much time scrolling through garbage online. This isn’t just on Facebook, this is in general. The internet is a wonderful landfill, and someone’s trash is another mans treasure. This is why I am a pirate digging for treasure online every day, looking through garbage.
When someone unfriends me, I no longer have their garbage pile to rummage through. Sure I might miss some treasure from them, but I already knew them and what they threw out. This gives me more time to seek and destroy someone else’s garbage and possibly find some more nuggets.
Mostly, it’s because I’m lazy. Chances are I never really talked to the person and probably don’t like them, however I don’t care enough to go through the effort to remove someone from my friends list. I would rather have them do it for me.
Lastly, it lets me know they are crazy, and I should stay away from them, not just on Facebook, but in real life.