When I was discussing with various people the statistics about kids friending people on Facebook they didn’t directly know (and sometimes even indirectly), another topic arose. I started hearing from people about the “friends” they had friended on Facebook, but now hid because they couldn’t stand to read their status updates. OUCH.
When pressed as to why hide when you could just “de-friend”, the overwhelming sentiment was that they didn’t want to hurt the other person’s feelings. Also, it seemed that a lot of hidden people were actually relatives. Hmmm. Maybe “friending” isn’t the right term for it. However…
- perfect Mommy syndrome
- too many pictures
- inane content
- too much bragging
- “You” weren’t really sick, busy, out of town, etc. You just blew me off.
- The kissy-kissy relation between two people who were allegedly enemies
- Reading updates that run counter to what you know about the person in real life
- Realizing you weren’t invited