Once in a while, I cull my list of Facebook friends. I have 215 Facebook friends currently, and I don’t even talk to one-fourth of them. I don’t even see one-fifth of their posts, comments, or what-have-you. I am not about to go and delete the remaing 150 or so people to whom I do not speak, but I probably could, and neither I nor those people would notice. But really, I delete people for three main reasons:
1) I am no longer friends with that person in real life, and I do not want that person to be creeping on my Facebook page seeing what I am up to, or whatnot.
2) I am tired of seeing that person’s super self-destructive tendencies pasted all over my Facebook new feeds exclaiming over the latest mess he/she has managed to get his/herself into or wondering why everyone hates him/her or just being a general annoying mess. I do not need to see that on a daily basis.
3) We are no longer friends in real life, and I need to prevent MYSELF from Facebook stalking that person.
It is usually the last reason. [Also why I delete phone numbers from my phone. Apparently, I have a self-control problem. I am working on that. Heh.]