Eliminating Friends

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I’m not talking about real friends.
I’m talking about facebook friends.
When I started I’d befriend anyone. People I sorta knew in high school, all that jazz. While I LOVE Facebook I am not so in love with some of the choices I made. Some of them are consistantly negative towards the church and viewpoints that I have and I want to take them off. So, here’s my question for you:
a) How bad is this?
b) Has anyone ever done this?
c) Is there a nice way to do this?
I mean, the people I would take off were never great friends, and I’m not one to burn bridges but….
K, thoughts people.

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  1. says

    Hilary, people can’t tell when you unfriend them on facebook. They would have to notice that their friend number went down and then go through their whole list and check it and recognize that you aren’t there anymore. Chances are they won’t know it was you. My friend in my ward here told me that she had to do it a little while ago for the same reason. She is actually ultra liberal and doesn’t support Prop 8 but she said she had a guy who was so crazy and angry and bitter that she couldn’t take it anymore 😉 Just don’t unfriend me 😉

  2. says

    I actually had a similar experience with a girl I knew from church. I wasn’t by any means good friends with her, she was more of an acquaintance. But I swear everyday she had a status update about her drama. “Men should never be trusted” “I’m beautiful even if you’re too dumb to see it” “I’m too good for scum like you” etc. She was totally taking shots at her ex in a “round about” way. Can you say 6th grade?? Anyway, I got tired of it so I just deleted her. I don’t have to see her ever so I could really care less. It might be awkward if I run in to her but it’s ok to just say, I deleted people I am not close with. Most people understand that. Hope that helps.

  3. says

    Yeah. It’s easy…just a little button that says remove this friend when you click on your friends list.

    I’ve done it, but she totally noticed (I knew she would) and the next day she unfriended my whole family. Give you two guesses who. (I hope she doesn’t read your blog!)

  4. says

    This is so funny. Because I have been sitting on a few friend requests…and I didn’t know what to do with them.

    A couple, sadly, I don’t have ANY recollection of…not even when I broke out the yearbook. And a couple, I wasn’t really friends with…so I don’t get the friend request in the first place.

    I didn’t want them looking at my stuff anyway, so I say delete away!

  5. says

    Is it me? Are you dying to remove me? I like your new banner. You crack me up I love the “just so darn thankful”!!
    I am no help with facebook, but Melissa SP said they don’t even know, so it should not be too offensive.

  6. says

    You’ve got to be kidding. I thought the whole point of FB was to have as many friends as possible so that everyone can see how popular you are, and you want to go DELETING people??? Are you insane?!?


  7. says

    Bad friends are like garbage. If you let them sit around for too long it starts to stink and take up space.

    Time to take out the garbage….let ’em go.

  8. Sarah says

    Hi Hilary!
    Don’t unfriend me because of my Obama page! :) Anyway, I totally sympathize because I’ve been wondering the same thing! People get all excited when they first get on facebook and start “friending” everyone whose name they recognize. I was too polite, and accepted a bunch of requests like that, but I don’t want them to see all my info anymore! I wasn’t even friends with them in high school! Anyway, I’m happy to find out that they won’t notice when I unfriend them. I’m going to do some housecleaning of my own. Just don’t delete me!

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