We’ve all probably been there scrolling down our feed and suddenly you see a name…well who’s that then? A few minutes pass, you’ve clicked on their Facebook and you might slightly vaguely recognise them and then you realise it’s a friend of a friend you met a party one time. In a time when it was cool to have as many friends on Facebook as possible, you just HAD to add this person, even though there was no chance you would let alone Facebook message never mind actually see them in person.
So now here’s the dilemma? Delete or not delete?
You don’t want to seem rude by deleting them because one day they might just check on your pofile. Hmm but on the other hand you kind of don’t care about the uni photos they’re tagged in because tbh you don’t even know them that well in the first place.
Hmm so in that case I would delete, I think when it takes one mutual friend or more before you realise who they are, you’re probably not going to be best friends any time too.
But then what about holiday friends?! Old School friends?! That girl you met in The Box that time?!
You can’t just delete them! You know them!
Argh what to do what to do?!
Then there are those people that you might have known really well at some point and spent loads of time with them but since you stopped going to that gym or that class, the friendship sadly dwindled away…
Now that’s a head scratcher.
To be honest I am one of those people, I just leave people there on my timeline because a) I’m too lazy to remove them and b) I think what’s the harm.
And that leads me on to a whole other theory is Facebook sometimes a bit like an outdated phone book? On the one hand as a person living in Germany it’s this amazing opportunity to stay connected to my friends and family in England, on the other sometimes I think ‘I really am never going to see these people again’ so what’s the point?
What’s your Facebook friend deleting protocol? Do you find yourself wondering who people are on your friend list more and more?