Dear Previous Facebook Friend: I Regret to Inform You


Dear Previous Facebook Friend:

Every New Year’s Eve, I remove some Facebook Friends.

I regret to inform you that you are now a Previous Facebook Friend.

However, I must accept part of the blame for this:

You see, I originally signed up for Facebook [FB] only because I wanted to view updates and photographs from my family, extended family, and close friends.

Since then, I have [unfortunately] widened the circle, until FB is no longer a Simple Pleasure but a Dreaded Chore.

Why did I remove you? Because of one or more of the following reasons:

You . . .

Post an excessive number of status updates.

Post updates that are intended to shock or offend.

Use vulgar or profane language and/or quote those who do.

Are a “cultural captive” and “media addict.”

Are selling something.

Are extreme in your political views.

Are sentimental.

Whine and complain – or rant and rave.

Are narcissistic.

Post updates on only one topic, ad nauseum:

Share information that is of a personal nature, which is best left private.

Do not respect the “beauty and grandeur” of the English language.

Play games on FB.

Well, I think that just about covers it!

And, now, I bid you farewell.

Coram Deo,



Filed under FaceBook

6 responses to “Dear Previous Facebook Friend: I Regret to Inform You

  1. Garrett Payne

    Is there anyone left?

  2. Christy R.

    Haha 🙂 Good for you, Margot. Or you could just delete the account all together!

  3. Tracie

    So compelling and challenging–I am so glad you re-posted this!

  4. Lu

    Excellent points, Margot! I just joined Facebook myself less than a week ago but mainly did so to ensure that I don’t miss any photos or news of my grandson. I resisted it until now and am not entirely sure I should’ve joined, even now…guess I’ll see how it goes and take it from there. The two main reasons I resisted so far is because 1) I feel like I’ve kept up with those people I really wanted to (and who care enough to return the favor) for all those years without resorting to Facebook and 2) I spend enough time online already!

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