This is interesting, but it doesn’t give me much insight as to why my old college roommate unfriended me recently, or why a high school acquaintance that I see every so often unfriended me either.
I’ve unfriended several people for the reasons listed above. I unfriended a girl from high school because she broke out a Bible quote about homosexuality being a sin. I didn’t know her that well, didn’t talk to her, hadn’t hung out with her in years, and frankly, found her annoying. So I unfriended her. Another girl, as the chart says, updated too much, and I couldn’t take it. With Facebook’s new options, I could have just slimmed down the amount of updates I saw from her, but it seemed better to just unfriend her altogether.
Both of them tried to friend request me again. In Facebook’s earlier days, I had a guy from high school continuously friend request me until I accepted; I was so annoyed I gave in. Shocker: we aren’t friends anymore, and I can’t remember who did the unfriending, but neither of us is worse for it, I assure you. I also unfriended a guy I did find truly annoying, and when we bumped into each other, he confronted me about it. Eventually, I made him my friend again to keep the peace amongst mutual friends.
But I’m sure the two girls I unfriended wonder the same thing I did when I found out my old roommate unfriended me: was it merely a Facebook clean-up, a polishing of your social networking life? Or did I do something you really didn’t like? Did you find me extremely annoying?
I haven’t let it bother me too much, seeing as I haven’t talked to either of those people in a long time and don’t care enough to make a real effort to find out, or even try to friend request them back again.
The moral of the story: Facebook is SO serious, y’all.