Wednesday, July 27, 2011

You've been defriended

I'm not one to keep track of how many friends I have on Facebook, but from time-to-time I go to say hi to someone and realize that I've been defriended. Shouldn't I get an alert to tell me that someone is dropping me from their friends list? They essentially get to slink away into the internet oblivion without any explanation. It reminds me of the episode of Sex and the City where Berger breaks up with Carrie on a Post-It.

What if you had to tell the other person why you were leaving them? Heck, when I unsubscribe from an email mailing list I get asked why I'm leaving. Or click the x near a Facebook ad to remove it from the rotation. So, Facebook developers, if you're reading this, here's the list of reasons I think my soon-to-be-departing friend should choose from when they click the "remove from friends" link (in no particular order):

  • Too many posts
  • Posts aren't relavent
  • We had a fight/broke-up
  • It was a "pity" friend to begin with
  • Political differences
  • I just wanted to see their pics to in preparation for our HS reunion
What would you add?

1 comment:

  1. Because I'm sick of your "dramabooking".

    There have been ppl I've unfriended or wanted to unfriend because I got tired of the "poor me, everyone pay attention to and pity me" crap. Or those ppl who break up with their bf or gf every other day and then are back together with them the next day. Really? lol