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Unfriending Facebook Friends

Reader Redux: What Causes You to Unfriend Someone?

According to The New York Times, one of the most common reasons for unfriending someone on Facebook is if they post too frequently — but according to the GeekSugar Community, there are many, many more.

Here's what you had to say about what kind of Facebook behavior warrants unfriending:

  • "I unfriend anyone whom I realize shouldn't have 'access' to my life. It's not that I air everything out on Facebook, but I am cognizant of what I post, sp if I don't feel comfortable sharing it with certain people, then this same people really shouldn't be connected to me in the first place. I take this same approach for accepting friend requests as well." — missiza
  • "Another person just got defriended (today) for always talking about G-d in her updates ('Praise the lord for passing that test', etc.). And not just once...literally at least 3 times a day she was either praising Jesus or praying for something or another. It was just enough." — pinkflake2

Check out more of what you had to say after the break.

  • "When they send me invites for applications or events that have nothing to do with me in any which way or form." — alf9280
  • "When my untalented 'friends' from High School whom I haven't seen in nearly 10 years invite me to every rap battle, improv open mic night and rock shows at local community centers they're in. Peace out, click!" — Amanyaj
  • "Nonsense status messages like... 'so and so is......????' Why would you even bother typing it out. The only reason is to get people to ask what's up so you can air your dirty laundry." — gamingshark

Have another reason for unfriending? Share it below!

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Happsmjc Happsmjc 5 years
Umm...do people know that they can block/hide a person from their news feed without defriend. I never defriend just to be polite. You have to personally harm me in some way to get defriended,(similar to above someone I was trying to defriend in real life) so if it was just because of annoying status's I would hide. Problem solved.
chequettex chequettex 5 years
I unfriended someone who I was trying to "unfriend" in real life - I'd been ignoring her calls and texts. When she didn't get a response from me she started commenting on EVERYTHING I posted, and constantly wrote on my wall. She has tried to friend me again but I ignored it.I also unfriend people, who post annoying things, such as what's in their child's diaper or how angry they are at their mom, again.
chequettex chequettex 5 years
I unfriended someone who I was trying to "unfriend" in real life - I'd been ignoring her calls and texts. When she didn't get a response from me she started commenting on EVERYTHING I posted, and constantly wrote on my wall. She has tried to friend me again but I ignored it. I also unfriend people, who post annoying things, such as what's in their child's diaper or how angry they are at their mom, again.
Purrsnickety Purrsnickety 5 years
I had to unfriend someone who kept inviting me to events in my hometown which is 1500 miles away from where I currently live. I could not take it. Every single week getting emails inviting me to his art shows when obviously it was not going to happen.
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