I have 15 “friends” on Facebook which baffles me because I thought I had 17. At my max I had over 100 which is small compared to many. I’m a purist in that I would only add people who I had some experience with. You don’t get to be my “friend” just because we shook hands.
I’m also a person who believes in equality so when I wanted to delete 1 friend, I deleted all the others who belonged in the same category. I realize you may think I’m extreme or irrational but I don’t want to be labelled as an unfair person. There are also no family members because I deleted them all as well.
So who do I have left as friends then? The only people I’ve kept are people who don’t live in the same city or people who don’t have my other contact info. Facebook is for creeping or to keep in touch so if you have my other contact info then you’re just creeping.
Also, I wanted to fall off of the proverbial face of the Earth from some of these people. Facebook is often Fakebook. People like to think that if they interact with you in some way on Facebook it means you are friends. “Happy birthday.” How did you know? Oh wait, you got a notification.
Of course this can all be taken as cynical which it probably is. Facebook can be seen as another means of fun and staying connected. It just seems too disingenuous for me to take part but I’m too complicated for my own good.