Proper Facebook Etiquette

#740 I don’t want to piss people off.. But…

Thursday 16th July, 2009

I want a friend clear out. To get rid of those I feel no longer feel should know my business or what’s goings on. BUT I am worried that they will all get a message saying ‘I have removed you’ – I don’t want to piss people off, but just feel some do not deserve to know such details about me.

Very important to note is that ‘They’ – the ‘friends’ you want ‘cull’ / defriend – will NEVER receive notification of your ‘crafty’ movements.

Lets call this process a Friend Management (FM).Using FM it is perfectly reasonable to ‘de-friend’ and remain ‘fabulous’ and guilt free.

During FM they shall never know your actions, or reasons behind them, you just will both cease to feature in each others feeds. An action that is likely to go unnoticed, well at least for the immediate future. Then if they’re really concerned they can try and re-friend you. *yawn*. In short, yes you can get rid of all those ‘boring’ and out of date update(r)s. Hurrah.

So be strong and set the friend cull/FM actions to ‘stun’.

If you’re really worried, I would advise that you double check your privacy settings and play the ‘how people see on my Profile’ game. In this part of FB, the Privacy Settings cleverly allow you to choose, friend-by-friend, who can see what and when, and why..

Its all up to you! Perfect.

And remember FB does not print any of these FM stories in any newsfeeds !

4 Responses to “#740 I don’t want to piss people off.. But…”

  1. Dr Mariann Hardey says:

    @ Anon2.

    From FB to MySpace – an interesting manouvre. Did you leave your parents on FB too?…

  2. Dr Mariann Hardey says:

    @ Anon1. You're too kind. And the cheques in the mail.

  3. Anonymous says:

    LOL I did the opposite and made it real clear that I was leaving most Uni guys out. Took a selected group with me to MySpace.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Read your blog all the time. LOVE everything you write.

    Why did you choose to write about Facebook?…

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