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To want a Facebook friend cull?

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superstarheartbreaker Sun 16-Feb-14 01:47:32

Defriended my toxic ex today and has just got me thinking a WHY we need these false friends in our lives, especially on boast facebook?
So if you want to join me, who should we cull?

Philoslothy Sun 16-Feb-14 01:53:07

I don't get why people have "friends " on FB that they don't actually like.

superstarheartbreaker Sun 16-Feb-14 01:54:13

Well I did actually love this friend until we split up. Other friends are just acquaintances.

MothratheMighty Sun 16-Feb-14 01:54:15

No one, I have around 40 friends that I like, and no one else. I've never culled anyone.

Philoslothy Sun 16-Feb-14 01:55:32

Have a good cull then!

Whitewhine Sun 16-Feb-14 01:59:55

My FB rule is I only have friends that I would speak with in RL on my friends list. If I wouldn't stop and say hello if I saw them in the street then I don't see the point in having them on FB.

Anniemousse Sun 16-Feb-14 02:01:26

I regularly cull. Add old school friends etc, find we are not actually going to interact, then delete them in a cull. Make it work for you.

NoLikeyNoLighty Sun 16-Feb-14 02:04:26

Think I need a cull soon too.

I only cull for racist or anti-human rights comments. Although I might extend to rabid republicans, holier than thous and people who think flooding in the UK is the same as genocide.

Bubblegoose Sun 16-Feb-14 03:44:00

I also follow Whitewine's rule. As a result, I never see any of the behaviour mentioned on MN - you know, the PA status updates, the BNP fans, the public relationship breakdowns etc.

sykadelic15 Sun 16-Feb-14 03:53:41

Agree with Whitewine's rule however there are some family and friends I can't remove for fear of drama, so instead I just unfollow them.

I regularly go through and remove people I haven't spoken to in a while or people who don't comment on my stuff and likewise who's comments/updates I don't care about.

My sister for example just "likes" stuff, she never actually posts. Drives me bonkers because it's lazy.

Anyway, it's good to do this. You'll feel better!

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