In the beginning, you are caught up with the numbers and the thrill of finding names you remember. Then reality, if there is such a thing on Facebook, sets in. Let’s face it, in these tough times, the last thing we want to do is read about is more doom and gloom, status-comment complaining from the dramatic “friend”. Then there are the “friends” who are constantly online but never seem to have any time to check in with you. And then there are “those friends” you are pretty sure just wanted to see your photos to find out if you gained weight or lost hair. The tell tale sign is the generic, solo wall comment: “How’s life? Beautiful family you have.” And they are never to be heard from again.
At some point, you will feel the need to rid yourself of the Facebook Friend clutter. Besides the aforementioned criteria, the only advice I will give you is not to delete friends while drinking or during PMS. To begin the purge, pull up your entire Friend List. On the right, there is an “x”. To delete, click on the “x”. It will prompt you with a reminder (just in case you click on a real friend) and remind you it cannot be undone. Rest assured, they will not find out about it. However, how humorous would it be if you opened the Home Page to see “LOSER ALERT! John Doe is no longer friends with Jane Doe.”?