Friday, January 9, 2009

Delete A Facebook Friend

I'll be the first to admit I love Internet social networks. Plain and simple, I'm a Web 2.0 geek (**waves geek flag**). But I will admit that certain networks like Facebook do have their limits, and when a friend sent me this link and said, "You'll love it." I felt that it was time I shared my secret obsession (which isn't a secret anymore--hah).

Foremost, the social from CNet News reports that Burger King has created a Facebook application entitled "Whopper Sacrifice." This Facebook app will give you a coupon for a free hamburger if you delete 10 people from your friends list!


Secretly, I enjoy deleting people from my Facebook friends list. It's nothing personal. Last year I deleted close to 100 people from my friends list because well, I didn't talk to those people in-person--ever. I know everyone is different and some people enjoy having 1,000+ friends, but I don't. That being said, there are a few type of Facebook friends I do not like (and I may be guilty of being one of them, but no one's perfect):

The "we met one time" friend. That's right, you know what I'm talking about. Sure it's cool we just met and you're probably a really cool person, but uhm, I DON'T KNOW YOU THAT WELL? I'll admit it. I've done this before but it was for networking purposes. I like to stay in touch with other interns I've met, but if we had one intriguing conversation and you add me just because we met ONCE. I'll ignore the request. Or... add you, check out your profile and then delete you (**chuckles**).

The "we go/went to the same school" friend. It's awesome that we go to the same college or that we both went to the same high school, middle school, or whatever. But don't let me add you and then have you not write on my wall or something along those lines. Let's say we did go to the same school, but did we talk? Did we do more than just say hi to each other? DID WE HAVE CLASSES TOGETHER?! Let's catch-up and not be non-communicating Facebook friends. In addition, nothing erks me more than a person who goes to my college and just adds me because we go to the same school. Fool, we've never talked in-person before. Seriously, DO-I-KNOW-YOU?

The "non-communicating" friend. Of course it's hard to keep up with all your friends on Facebook, but Facebook isn't MySpace. I'm not trying to have as many friends as possible. Do NOT add me just so that we're friends. Like I said before, let's communicate; that's what Facebook is for.

What do you guys think?

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