How serious do you take "unfriending" on Facebook?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
How serious do you take "unfriending" on Facebook?
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Wed, 02-13-2013 - 9:14am

How serious is being unfriended on Facebook to you? Apparently, it is a very serious matter to most people. According to Health Day News, "Many people say they would avoid real-life contact with someone who unfriended them on Facebook, a new study finds.

"People think social networks are just for fun, but ... what you do on those sites can have real-world consequences," study author Christopher Sibona said in a news release from the University of Colorado, Denver." MORE

Have you ever been unfriended? How did you feel?

Karla
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Registered: 04-30-2012
No problem at all. I do it, they do it, who cares. Its happened to me twice, the first time I was a little offended. But, then I had to do it to a couple people, that I felt were not behaving appropriately, so the next time I was unfriended it did not bother me. I guess it could all depend on why a person was unfriended. I think mine was because I had gone months at a time without being on Facebook. Rosemarie Image Consultant http://taskarmy.com/services/6094-provide-you-with-professional-image-consulting http://interior_designers.elance.com
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Registered: 03-15-2013

I don't let it bother me.  After all, I defriend people too.  Too many other things to focus on in life that are upbeat and positive.  

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Registered: 11-26-2001

I've been unfriended but then I've never noticed until they have tried to "friend" me back.  LOL  Do I take it personally?  No.  They have the right to not appreciate my views on life just as I have the right to not appreciate theirs.

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Registered: 09-23-2010

brensticker wrote:

I have to admit that I take being unfriended very personally. It is like a slap in the face-you share your life with someone only to have them publically declare they want no part of you. For that reason, I just don't accept friend requests from anyone I am not really close with anymore. It only takes a couple of unfriendings to really make you think hard about who you friend and don't friend.

I'm the same way, Brenda! I actually have a pre-k, grammar school, middle school friend who unfriended me on FB due to our political beliefs, YET, she follows me on Pinterest. Totally ticks me off. Basically it's like I'm not good enough to be friends with, yet, you can copy whatever I think is neat on there. 

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Registered: 06-25-2008

I have to admit that I take being unfriended very personally. It is like a slap in the face-you share your life with someone only to have them publically declare they want no part of you. For that reason, I just don't accept friend requests from anyone I am not really close with anymore. It only takes a couple of unfriendings to really make you think hard about who you friend and don't friend.

Brenda

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Registered: 11-14-2008

I don't take anything on FaceBook seriously! I've been un-friended now and again, sometimes by accident and sometimes intentional. I have one relative who is all about the drama on FB and anytime someone in the family slaps at her, she un-friends the entire clan. Whatever...

I've also had friends contact me to ask why I'd un-friended them and found out FB tends to do that for me randomly. Thankfully, most people know I'm easy to talk to, so they just ask, without accusing, cause otherwise, I probably wouldn't notice.