I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one.
I enjoy being able to keep up with people – and I know that people (at least a couple) people enjoy keeping up with me.
A few months ago, I did a pretty good cleaning up of my Facebook friends. If it was someone who I never interacted with, or they never interacted with me, they got the boot. It actually made me feel a little bit better, as if some weight was lifted off my shoulders.
However, I still feel like there’s a weight called “family”. I’m not talking about all family – just the ones who don’t really care about you. They just are friends with you because they’re “supposed to be”. They comment and like some family’s status updates and photos, yet they don’t ever say or do anything about yours.
How is this acting like family? Some of you may take this is whining or complaining – I guess in some ways it is…
I think it’s absurd to play games. I don’t feel that I should have to continue to bend over backwards, trying to be kind and involved in someone’s life – regardless of who they are, family or not.
Sometimes, I really think that Facebook should have a button such as this one:
And so, the question is: What’s the verdict on deleting those so-called “family” members off of Facebook?