I have been toying with the idea of deleting some of my stagnant Facebook friends for the longest time now. You know those on your Friends list who are just ‘there’? They never comment, they never like and they never have anything on their own page worth liking or commenting on. You wonder why they are even your friends since you haven’t spoken to them in forever. Well that’s where I was but never got around to it because I had more important things to do that unfriend people on Facebook.
Yesterday, I was made to feel guilty about my dastardly plan. I posted that my father had passed and a tidal wave of comments in the way of condolences washed over my page. Those who didn’t offer comments via my page, called or messaged me. It was overwhelming as it was touching. Many of the well-wishers were old friends who I hadn’t spoken to in over 15 years! To think, I thought they didn’t even know I existed. Some were on my ‘To Unfriend’ list!
So you see, not because your friends are stagnant and not contributing much in terms of communication, they are there for you in your time of need. They are probably too busy with more important things than liking or commenting on Facebook. Having a Facebook account does not mean one has to be a Facebook addict. Right?