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Reader Redux: Is It Rude to Announce a FB Friend Purge?

I recently asked if you thought it was rude to announce plans to downsize your Facebook friends' list, and 64 percent of you agreed that it was. Here's more of what you had to say:

  • "That's very rude. Either be more selective in accepting friends or keep it to yourself when you need to drop some people." -MsTerious82
  • "I think its more of an attention seeking method. Either way it shouldn't be done. There is no reason for it." -mckinseyann
  • "I don't agree with posting the status before the purge. But after? Sure!" -dexaholic
  • "I think it's rude. Period." -EricaJane
  • "It strikes me as a very Livejournal thing to do. (Not to mention, very teen-angsty)" -komler

Do you agree? Disagree? Join the conversation in the comments below.

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Random2 Random2 6 years
I think it's rude to announce it before. After the fact, well, whatever. I've had a few friends who did a FB Friend Purge and immediatly after set their status as; "If you can see this- I know you and like you!" To explain, these friends were in student politics, one was student council president of the university, and added a lot of people to try to keep in touch with students. After their term, they did a Friend Purge. In my case, I don't add people unless I know them, but there are a few I should get rid of because we don't talk, and haven't seen each other since grade 1. But I'm not going to set my status as; "Doing a purge! If you can't see the next status update- you didn't make the cut!"
ayuninur ayuninur 6 years
i think it's rude
KadBunny KadBunny 6 years
I think it's rude too, but one time I announced it anyway. :P Just to be a biatch. But no, I was going to purge complete strangers anyway; they would have never noticed. Yes I'm one of those silly people who cannot turn down a friend request whether I know them or not. :\ "Ignore" is so brutal! They should change that to "No thanks," ha.
Frenched Frenched 6 years
I agree with the commentator who said that it's a very 'LiveJournal thing to do' but, at the same time, I don't see anything wrong with it. It's your profile and you have every right to choose who can and can't see everything you do on Facebook. Of course, it's more tasteful if it's done privately instead of announcing it to everyone.
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