Mar 5, 2010
This was definitely one of the weirdest and most awkward things I have ever done. I “defriended” people on facebook. I actually ended up “defriending” a fair number of people. I had no idea how many random strangers and people I had just met once or twice were my friends on facebook. I also “defriended” people I did know to just get the feeling, and it was crazy!
The reason I felt awkward was because it was as if I was removing them from my life completely. I could friend them back at some point, but until that point, they are pretty much gone. The people I “defriended” were truly only part of my life through facebook, except for a select few who I instantly refriended. The people I didn’t really know were the people that I didn’t have any of their numbers in my phone and most of them I had no idea where they had gone to college.
This was definitely an experience and this exercise has made me consider “cleaning up” my entire “friends” list in the near future.