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.
Whine and complain – or rant and rave.
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.
6 responses to “Dear Previous Facebook Friend: I Regret to Inform You”
Is there anyone left?
Ha, ha! I suppose I had reached my limit and I was rather too blunt and forthright in this entry. You, however, would remain a “Friend,” if you were on FB….
Haha 🙂 Good for you, Margot. Or you could just delete the account all together!
I must say that I was relieved getting that off my chest!
So compelling and challenging–I am so glad you re-posted this!
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!