Thursday, March 3, 2011

Unfriending on Facebook

So I am finishing up my final web project for this class and I have to say that it helped me to explore the different aspects on online friendship. One of the biggest things I got from it was that we cannot really define what a friend is for someone else. A friend may be someone that you can just go to talk to online when you need it. Someone who is there for you even though they are not physically there. My mom always told me that I would be blessed to have a real true best friend in my lifetime, and that all the other friends I have throughout life I would have to use them for what they are worth (but not in a bad way). She just meant that there are certain friends that I will be able to go to church with, some friends I can talk to, some friends I can have game night with, etc. So these online friendships can truely be genuine when you think about what its worth. I also can confirm that I still hate it when people on Facebook have a billion people they don't talk  to, are not friends with, and do not network with-MEANING YOU SHOULD NOT BE FACEBOOK FRIENDS! ;) I'm not as angry as that sounds. Tell me what you guys think!


  1. I actually had a friend (in 'real-life') give me a really great idea for 'cleaning-up' friend lists on Facebook. If a person appears on the 'Birthday' list for the day, and you don't feel comfortable wishing them a happy birthday, you should 'unfriend' them. I thought this was a really great idea. If you don't know someone well enough to wish them a happy shouldn't be Facebook friends with them. This is my new goal for the rest of the year :)

  2. I completely agree. I recently went through and narrowed my friends down to 450 from the original 700, and thats only deleting the people I haven't ever spoken to, let alone the people I might not currently talk to