Oh, Facebook, you’ve become such a huge part of our lives. Not only can we not help ourselves when it comes to checking you dozens of times every day, but you’re also a constant source of anxiety and frustration for those of us with a few too many “friends.”
Sure, sure. No one wants to be unfriended on Facebook, but sometimes there’s no other way to handle some of the people we’ve invited into our social circles. Like that person who posts pictures of squirrels. With sticks. Or the dude whose birthday you just can’t bring yourself to celebrate by writing a quick “happy birthday!” post on his wall. Even though it takes like two seconds.
In this awesome BuzzFeed video above, people sound off on what it takes for them to actually unfriend a person on Facebook, and the imminent guilt that may or may not come with such an action. Is it better to block someone rather than unfriend them? Or wait until you’ve skipped not one, but two birthdays?
While we think the reasons in the video above are pretty darn valid, we’ve also got our own laundry list of items that could make us unfriend a person. Well, one who isn’t like, a super-duper close friend, anyhow.
Really, really long statuses that you never read
Come on, who hasn’t checked out of a Facebook status after the first paragraph? If you’ve got a serial poster, one who blogs about every second of their commute or what they had for lunch, poster be gone, we say.
All the food pics
Once in a while, go for it. But all the time? We mean, there’s a reason so many restaurants ban food pictures now, guys. They’re sort of obnoxious.
GTL – and Jersey Shore – was a lifetime ago. No one wants to see your day-glo orange skin pretending to pump iron, or how cute you look walking that treadmill with your perfectly coiffed hair. Go run a marathon and post a real after-picture. Then we’ll keep you as our friend.
The “repost this” people
You know who we’re talking about. Repost this status to your page unless you want a three-legged puppy to die, and orphaned children to starve. Like, go send some money to PETA or adopt a child instead.
You don’t recognize their name
Wait, how did you end up with someone on your list that you don’t even know? Welcome to wedding season. If someone has gotten married and changed their name, and you don’t even know it, maybe it’s time to unfriend. Same goes to those people out there who have made their last names their middle name or inserted some clever wordplay. There’s like a Facebook rule against that or something. And it shouldn’t be your problem.
When they like every single status
There’s something super rewarding about having people “like” something that you’ve posted. Unless it’s something that really doesn’t need to be liked, such as a post about your terrible day. Or your hatred for swiss cheese. Save the “likes” for things that should actually be liked, thank you very much.
Too many hashtags
You know those people who are so #blessed and #joyful and #napping? How about a little old, #unfriend, instead?
No one needs that many pictures of themselves, and we certainly don’t need to see them. Congratulations, you have perfected the duck face. And we have moved on.
When your to tired to red more status like this, there no longer friends.