• Dear Facebook friends,

    by  • July 22, 2011 • * Safe for Work *, Friends • 2 Comments

    I sit here now, half-way through college, looking at my collection of friends gathered. I know more than 500 of you don’t care to talk to me, or be involved with my life, but a part of me still feels the need to hold onto you; this feeling must be mutual since you’ve also kept me a friend. Why?

    I sit here, deleting lost acquaintances and friends. Others I hardly know anymore I keep just to ease the awkwardness of ever being in a situation where we communicate again. It’s like I’m hording relationships, and keeping memories alive through a simple technological connection.

    How sad it is that this network determines our friendships. We don’t become “official” until we’re added to a silly profile that’s fancied up to how we want others to perceive us. And after we’re added, we barely communicate with the exception of the random “likes” here and then.

    I can’t wait for the day I can safely delete more than half of you friends and cut of all ties with my past. My life feels cluttered with the 600 of you, but I can’t bring myself to permanently erase everyone.

    So for now, HELLO friends and welcome to my 20yr old life. Enjoy stalking me while you can. The summer I graduate, most of you will be permanently disconnected for ever. And I am content with that.

    Sincerely,
    Me

    2 Responses to Dear Facebook friends,

    1. Andrew
      July 22, 2011 at 5:13 am

      From here on out, just be more selective with your adds! I did a trim after high school and it definitely cleared my feed!

    2. Author
      July 23, 2011 at 12:01 am

      Thanks for the tip. I’m pretty good about who I add, and have started the “limited profile” with quite a few of them. I weed through it a lot but its so silly how difficult it is erasing some people. It would just be awkward if I happened to ever be in a social situation with them again.
      Just something I wanted to say but felt I couldn’t share with the ones who I know would read it. 🙂

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