I heard somewhere that today is National Unfriend Day or something. Facebook users are supposed to pare down their friend list and get rid of the unnecessary bulk. This topic is extremely timely as I have found that I have recently been defriended by a few people.
Now, I do not particularly care if someone defriends me. Except maybe my mom, although she is not on Facebook. Okay, maybe my brother, my husband, my best friend, that would be sad. Random people that I reconnected with, but haven't really talked to much? I take no offense. Time is short. Life is hard. Facebook is full of posts. Although in my defense, I don't post a lot. Wait. Maybe I am boring people?
In any event, I typically only notice I have been defriended when it is someone that posts a lot and then all of a sudden they stop. No, they didn't stop. They are still posting endlessly on Facebook, I just don't get to see it. On to the next 100 posts from friends and family.
But you know what is strange? When you get defriended by someone who only has one friend on Facebook - YOU. Seriously this just happened to me. Actually, I don't know when it happened because you are not exactly notified when your friendship has been deactivated. I will pretend it just happened.
So, I am going through my old facebook messages and I find one from this friend that I invited to Facebook. That's right, he wasn't even on Facebook until I came calling. Better yet, I was his only friend. That was a bit strange. You know what else is strange? He would post things to his wall, news articles and tidbits and I realized, as his only friend, he was posting directly to me! Was I supposed to comment on every thing he posted? Why did he think I wanted to read articles from the Wall Street Journal? Was he trying to tell me something? I guess now I will never know.
You know what is stranger? He is still on Facebook. Without any friends. Yes, I have been defriended by someone who would rather have no friends than be my friend. It is like he is the king of Facebook, but he doesn't have any subjects.
Facebook = bringing people together, tearing them apart, and killing all self esteem.
Now who can *I* defriend??