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Top Reason for Facebook Unfriending Is Too Many Useless Posts 300

Posted by samzenpus
from the if-you-don't-have-any-thing-say dept.
alphadogg writes "The No. 1 reason why friends dump friends on Facebook is when they get fed up seeing too many useless posts, according to new research out of the University of Colorado Denver Business School. Posts about polarizing subjects such as politics and religion as well as inappropriate and racist comments also sever many Facebook relationships, according to Christopher Sibona, a PhD student in the Computer and Science and Information Systems program. 'Researchers spend a lot of time examining how people form friendships online but little is known on how those relationships end,' said Sibona, whose research will be published in January by the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 'Perhaps this will help us develop a theory of the entire cycle of friending and unfriending.' Sibona surveyed more than 1,500 Facebook users to get to the bottom of why people dump each other. Not surprisingly, people who flood others with posts are at great risk of being unfriended. 'The 100th post about your favorite band is no longer interesting,' he said." Samzenpus likes this.
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Top Reason for Facebook Unfriending Is Too Many Useless Posts

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  • 100th my ass (Score:5, Insightful)

    by vux984 (928602) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:02PM (#33815592)

    'The 100th post about your favorite band is no longer interesting,' he said."

    The first post wasn't interesting. It just took 100 for it to reach the point of "I'd rather not see anything from you at all."

    • Re:100th my ass (Score:5, Insightful)

      by elfprince13 (1521333) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @05:48PM (#33817352) Homepage
      Facebook friends are mostly irrelevant in terms of people you actually care about friendship with anyway. It's more like a unified contact list from my various lives, so anyone I might want to contact ever stays on the list. If they are annoying, I just block their posts from my feed. End of problem.
      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by retchdog (1319261)

        Ditto. I wonder if these unfrienders don't know how to block (lol), or if they are so offended that blocking isn't enough (lol).

    • Re:100th my ass (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Larryish (1215510) <larryish@nOsPaM.gmail.com> on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @07:04PM (#33818214)

      I dropped my Facebook account last month.

      Facebook is teh suck.

      Most of the people I "friended" were high school classmates who live in a different state and I haven't seen in decades.

      Maybe I am sort of cold (my wife calls me "Dexter") but I really don't care to see a constant stream of medical drama and pictures of people's inbred rodent children.

      (LOL@rodent)

      • Re:100th my ass (Score:4, Interesting)

        by apoc.famine (621563) <apoc,famine&gmail,com> on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @11:43PM (#33820350) Homepage Journal

        teh suck

        (LOL@rodent)

        I think you managed to give a very good example of why people get unfriended....Really, dribble like that is why I don't have my 16 year old cousin friended.

        I find Facebook good for two things: Catching wind of social events that the group of younger people I hang around with organize. (I went back to grad school a lot later than those kids who just pushed on through. They grew up a facebook generation, I did not.) The other is keeping in touch with my relatives that all live 1000 miles away. If you're getting spammed with stupid crap, you have two very easy options: Unfriend them or block their status updates. It's really not hard. Nobody needs 400+ friends. Pick a close few, and viola, 95% of the crap is gone.

  • outsourcing (Score:5, Funny)

    by HolyCrapSCOsux (700114) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:03PM (#33815596)

    I delegated my facebook account to a third party. She can let me know if anything worthwile has occured in my social parabola. (also maintain any farms, etc. I haven't actually looked at facebook in months.

    • by srussia (884021)

      I delegated my facebook account to a third party. She can let me know if anything worthwile has occured in my social parabola. (also maintain any farms, etc. I haven't actually looked at facebook in months.

      Which reminds me, your directrix just called to tell me your latus rectum is about to be targeted by a burning mirror due to your lack of focus. Of course this may have been hyperbole on her part.

    • by adamdoyle (1665063) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:24PM (#33815966)

      I delegated my facebook account to a third party. She can let me know if anything worthwile has occured in my social parabola. (also maintain any farms, etc. I haven't actually looked at facebook in months.

      So you're married, then?

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by MichaelSmith (789609)

      Exactly the same here. My wife manages the family facebook account and I don't have to look at my sister's latest 500 pic upload. I swear, she is getting kickbacks from RAID array manufacturers.

  • Wouldn't that mean that nobody is friends anymore?

    Ta dit boom.

  • OMG you guys! (Score:5, Informative)

    by elrous0 (869638) * on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:04PM (#33815626)
    I spotted this shirt at the mall that was just SOOOO amazing! I'm attaching pics, including some of my dog sitting the shirt. Isn't he just ADORABLE???!!! XO
    • Damnit, your friends are WAY more interesting than mine. Many of my Facebook posts are emo people posting song lyrics, or my cousin saying I LOOOVE THIS! I'm sure he's going to end up gay despite being part of a devout Christian family. Oh yeah and my Christian friends always saying how amazing god is gets old pretty fast too since I stopped believing in such things :p Just a shame that I actually still like some of the updates these people do. A smart politics/religion filter would be amazing.

      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by characterZer0 (138196)

        I do believe in such things and I still get sick of Christians always saying how amazing God is.

        I know. I got it. I friended God on Facebook to get updates straight from him, I don't need you to re-post everything. What, God didn't send you a friend request?

      • by PitaBred (632671)

        I like just posting my own Bible quotes when I see them starting to gain critical mass in my friends. Stuff like 2 Kings 2:23:

        (2:23) "As he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head."
        (2:24) "And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them."

        It's always fun to get the respons

  • by magarity (164372) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:05PM (#33815646)

    If stimulating debate over politics and religion are too "polarizing" (takes too much thinking?) and some topics are too banal, what exactly are the middle ground topics that keep 500M people addicted to FB?

  • Twitter is all posts.. all useless.....

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by AndrewNeo (979708)

      Slashdot comments are all posts.. all useless.....

      • Thanks for pointing that out for all of us. All posts may be useless, but yours is clearly least useless of them all, second only to this one pointing out how less useless your post is.
  • by bogaboga (793279) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:11PM (#33815746)

    Can someone tell me the major reason as to why those capable of joining Facebook refuse to join?

    Disclaimer: I am one of those who refuse to join Facebook. My reason is simple: I do not see what joining this social network would do to improve my life. In fact, I believe it would simply complicate it. Am I wrong?

    • by MaWeiTao (908546) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:25PM (#33815984)

      Why would it complicate your life? If you get obsessed with it I suppose it would.

      I held off for some time but finally gave in because I got an invite from a friend overseas and decided this would be a convenient way to stay in touch. I've rekindled relationships with a few long lost friends. Nothing profound but it's nice to be in touch with people I haven't seen in a while. Not many, I'll admit; I ignore the vast majority of people on the list. It's simply another tool for facilitating communication.

      Fortunately, I don't have any people on my list who are compelled to make political posts. The worst I get are the usual inanities; idiotic comments that make no sense to anyone but those in the know and stupid inspirational messages that pretend to have figured out the meaning of life where countless philosophers over the last few millennia could not. Whenever the frequency of dump posts rises above my ability to tolerate them I simply block that individual's posts.

      A big peeve of mine are those who simply friend people to grow their list, like there's a prize for having a huge number of friends. I had a classmate I hadn't really seen since elementary school friend a cousin of mine he had never met and who's living somewhere in Europe. It's ridiculous, but then it's nothing to get worked up about.

      I will visit on a regular basis, but I don't post much at all. If Facebook has had any impact at all, I would have to admit it's been more positive than negative. Somehow I feel dirty admitting that, but it's the truth.

      • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

        by cowscows (103644)

        Right on. Especially with a decent facebook client on my phone, it functions almost like a convergence of various online services that I've been using for years. Email, instant messaging, event planning, photo sharing, etc.

        While it's certainly got its own annoying quirks, there are relatively simple (if not always straightforward) ways of dealing with most of them, and if you aren't afraid of potentially offending a few people, then you can keep your friend list limited to what you find useful.

        Much of what

    • Can someone tell me the major reason as to why those capable of joining Facebook refuse to join?

      Disclaimer: I am one of those who refuse to join Facebook. My reason is simple: I do not see what joining this social network would do to improve my life. In fact, I believe it would simply complicate it. Am I wrong?

      It only complicates your life if you use it in an unhealthy way. Check it maybe once a week and try and keep it halfway updated. Granted it's probably more interesting for people who had it starting out in high school because in twenty years they'll be able to see "X, from your highschool, just married Y, also from your highschool..." X and Y may not have been close friends of yours, thus you don't really keep up with them, but it's still interesting to see things like that. Also, maybe an old friend of

      • My major problem with facebook is that people expect YOU to use it as much as they do after you give in. I had an account for all of a month because of this. I'd get phone calls from people talking to me about shit I A) couldn't care less about and b) they expected me to be aware of because it had been posted on facebook sometime in the last 24 hours or so.

        I deleted my facebook account, I've lost touch with those people, and my life is better for it. If I still had a facebook account I would certainly know

    • by vlm (69642)

      In fact, I believe it would simply complicate it. Am I wrong?

      I believe you are wrong. I joined as an experiment for 6 months. It was a complete waste of time. Burned about as much time as an addiction to at least two weekly tv series, which is quite an investment (in other words I took my trial seriously and worked hard) After 6 months, evaluated my results, which was zilch, and dumped facebook. Frankly, haven't missed it.

      At least on slashdot you can learn something occasionally, or get a valuable reference to something new or cool.

    • by vlueboy (1799360)

      Can someone tell me the major reason as to why those capable of joining Facebook refuse to join?

      Kinda like joining a cult. Getting in is *easy* and peers tend to pressure you for the "joys" of it.
      Then you are bound to new "social" duties: hear/see things and respond to people you had little interest in seeing before. You're trapped at a IRL yearly family party, except the gossiping goes on 24/7 and you can't hide what you said.

      Some of us rather enjoy a relationship w/ people sans 500 million others sitting on the back row (plus advertisers and 5.5 billion others when leaks spring.)

    • by Hatta (162192) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @06:01PM (#33817516) Journal

      Just so hollow and ineffectual, for the most part, is our ordinary conversation. Surface meets surface. When our life ceases to be inward and private, conversation degenerates into mere gossip. We rarely meet a man who can tell us any news which he has not read in a newspaper, or been told by his neighbor; and, for the most part, the only difference between us and our fellow is that he has seen the newspaper, or been out to tea, and we have not. In proportion as our inward life fails, we go more constantly and desperately to the post-office. You may depend on it, that the poor fellow who walks away with the greatest number of letters, proud of his extensive correspondence, has not heard from himself this long while.

      -Henry David Thoreau, Life Without Principle, 1863

      Replace "newspaper" with "blog" and "post-office" with "facebook" and it applies perfectly today.

  • You can always click in the top right of each newsfeed link, or assign people to lists.

    For example, I have different lists for each game, and have special ones for Family, the city I grew up in, the city I live in, people who go to film festivals with me, and people who have specific activities I do with them. Then I change the order of the lists so I mostly see the ones I want.

    And then, if someone posts a lot of useless stuff, I just Hide PERSON on the newsfeed from them - they're still friends, I can sti

    • You can always click in the top right of each newsfeed link, or assign people to lists.

      Exactly what I do - but I'm guessing most people don't know much about Facebook except for friending and unfriending.

      To be honest, roughly 90% of my Facebook friends are now hidden because their posts are mostly insipid prattle. I'd probably just quit Facebook, except I have to manage my department's page - and I hate to admit it, but since I'm on there anyway I don't want to be friendless. Guess I'm just insecure...

  • Is it just me or do researchers like stating the obvious.

  • by pshumate (1004477) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:13PM (#33815774) Homepage
    ...a constant barrage of FarmVille/Mafia Wars posts then yes, that's why I unfriend/hide people. I don't care if you need eighteen Mystic Geegaws to complete your Undersea Mirth Palace, people.
    • by SirWhoopass (108232) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:23PM (#33815952)
      The article didn't seem to mention hiding. I wonder if they ignored it entirely? If FB did not have the ability to hide applications I'd have quit it a long time ago. Hiding would seem to be an entirely different issue than dropping someone as a 'friend'. There are many people whom I want to still see updates from, I simply do not care about the games/apps at all.
      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by pshumate (1004477)
        I'll confess: I didn't even know about hiding until a few months ago. A lot of people seem to find out about it as if it's a "dirty little secret", which makes no sense. I'd like to see a warning for the first (and only the first) time you attempt to de-friend someone, asking you if you knew about hiding.
    • You know you can selectively hide all updates from any give app, don't you?

      • Whoops, saw that you mentioned "Hide". But why would you unfriend someone for their apps if you don't see them at all?

        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          by sshore (50665)

          Whoops, saw that you mentioned "Hide". But why would you unfriend someone for their apps if you don't see them at all?

          Some people make regular posts about items they need in their favorite games in their regular status updates too, which you see even if you've hidden their apps.

          You could hide their status updates or unfriend them. Since you'll no longer be seeing anything from them either way, it comes down to whether you want them to see your activity even if you no longer care for theirs.

          • I've seen some of that, and mostly those folks have found their way into my "hide" category.

            The people whose updates I see aren't congruent with the people who see my updates - I have pretty selective filtering for my updates. But with very few exceptions, I keep the people on as friends even if I don't see their stuff (and they don't see mine) in case of real-world get-togethers, occasional private messages, etc. The only people I've defriended are those old school people from my past who turned out to be

        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          Some people use SO many apps... I have a couple of acquaintances who regularly install apps and it's becoming a real chore to constantly have to block each app. At some point you say "wow this is a lot of work just so I can occasionally hear something interesting about so-and-so".
    • by Spectre (1685)

      See, it's people like you, that "use" Facebook but don't know how to use it, that give it a bad name.

      If you don't want to see Farmville, Mafia Wars, whatever, "Hide" that app, you'll never see another post about it.

  • by Daniel Dvorkin (106857) * on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:13PM (#33815776) Homepage Journal

    There are people I've known for years IRL who hold bizarre beliefs I'd never suspected they held, because they don't talk about them in person, but who will happily spout off about these beliefs on FB, LJ, etc. All that religious bigotry, racism, authoritarianism, etc. that people keep buttoned up in personal conversation comes out at the keyboard, even when the people making the posts know that their friends are going to be reading what they write. And yeah, that's been enough to end a few friendships for me, IRL as well as online. You want to post a hundred times about your favorite band? Okay, no problem, I'll just skip past it. You want to talk about how all Muslims are terrorists and all black people are criminals and Barack Hussein Obama is an al-Qaeda robot sent back from the future to terminate American liberties and ensure the rise of the Kenyan cyber-hegemony? Bye now, and don't let the virtual door hit you in the virtual ass on the way out.

    • by Mongoose Disciple (722373) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:16PM (#33815846)

      No kidding -- and I can't even unfriend my wife's family without it being awkward at holidays.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      ...Barack Hussein Obama is an al-Qaeda robot sent back from the future to terminate American liberties and ensure the rise of the Kenyan cyber-hegemony...

      Wait! Is the Sarah Connor Chronicles coming back for a third season?!?

      • Wait! Is the Sarah Connor Chronicles coming back for a third season?!?

        I just wish.

        I've been watching on DVD recently, which is probably why that particular idea occurred to me ... but honestly, I'll bet you could post what I wrote on Free Republic and there are thousands of people who would believe it and repeat it far and wide, and it would be on Fox News within a week.

    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by elrous0 (869638) *
      If you end every friendship with everyone who has some nutty or controversial ideas, you're either going to end up very lonely or in an echo chamber where all of your friends just agree with you constantly.
    • by gknoy (899301) <(gknoy) (at) (anasazisystems.com)> on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:41PM (#33816280)

      You want to talk about how all Muslims are terrorists and all black people are criminals and Barack Hussein Obama is an al-Qaeda robot sent back from the future to terminate American liberties and ensure the rise of the Kenyan cyber-hegemony? Bye now, and don't let the virtual door hit you in the virtual ass on the way out.

      Do you challenge them on these beliefs? Do you tell them that their beliefs (and hatred and bigotry) are why you're no longer willing to consider them a friend?

      While I doubt that your friends are deliberately trolling you (or others) by posting extreme things which they do not actually believe, it may be that they've never thought it through and seen the holes... or perhaps never had to defend the position. It's possible that challenging them may make them ignore you, or even re-hide their inner beliefs, but some of them might really be able to grow in their perception of the world.

      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        Oh, I'll try to have a reasonable debate, if the opinion is being expressed by someone I like and respect. But all too often it just turns into a pointless shouting match.

        Slashdotters love to complain about the low quality of debate here, but honestly, in comparison to most of the rest of the internet, the tone here looks like a model of formal rhetoric. Facebook ... not so much.

      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by hondo77 (324058)
        Sorry but if you (not you "you" but the generic "you") seriously believe that Obama was born in Africa then trying to reason with you is like trying to reason with the crazy cat lady pushing her shopping cart. You can't reason with crazy.
      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by Hatta (162192)

        If you could reason with crazy people, there would be no crazy people.

    • +1 Insightful. I've unfriended several people because of their extremist beliefs, their lack of tolerance for others, and/or their association with offensive people or groups. I don't want anyone to think I share their views, and I don't like wincing when I see some of the stuff people are willing to post.
  • Seriously, if I unfriended everyone who posted inane junk on their wall, I'd have no friends. It's easier to just quit Facebook.
    • by vlm (69642)

      Seriously, if I unfriended everyone who posted inane junk on their wall, I'd have no friends. It's easier to just quit Facebook.

      That worked for me. Oh, by the way, here is my 243rd post proudly declaring that I'm going to the gym to work out today.

      • by vlm (69642)

        Hey world, I just typed "apt-get update" on one of my servers. Freaking amazing huh? Especially since I run testing and upgrade about once a week. Well you all stay tuned and I'll let you know next week when I run "apt-get update". Wasn't "Americas next top idol model" just super amazing last night?!! ?? I can't believe he said that to her after she said that to him.

        • by vlm (69642)

          OK my little facebook minions, just posting my status from my IPAD YES MY MY MY IPAD NOT YOURS BECAUSE YOU DON"T HAVE ONE that here I am again at school dropping off the kids. Yes just like every day from the previous month where I posted each and every time. Oh my kids are so cute. You all stay tuned for the next 8 months or so for each time I drop the kids off at school, except for christmas holiday. Oh and by the way here is a completely irrelevant quote from $my_religious_diety or $my_political_par

          • by vlm (69642)

            Hi facebook pals, especially the kid that ate lunch with me once in the fall semester of 8th grade whom I haven't seen since, you know you are such a special friend to me. Well here we are at Wednesday hump day so I figured all 548 of my facebook friends, especially the ones that live more than 1000 miles away, want to hear that I'm going to eat dinner at McDonalds dollar value meal tonight! Any of you single ladies whom love a big spender, you just feel free to dress up and join me for dinnre. Yea for m

    • Facebemybospacebook friends aren't real friends, as they are usually violet/orange.

      You are a Prawnus Maximus.
    • by jandrese (485)
      You need to find better friends.
  • by shadowrat (1069614) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:19PM (#33815876)

    Someone spent the time to determine that if you are a polarizing inappropriate racist you won't have many friends?

  • I tend to unfriend people if they invite me (and everyone else on their friends list) to stupid events that I don't care about.
  • by melted (227442) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:20PM (#33815896) Homepage

    This is why I don't get Twitter. There, uselessness of the post is not only encouraged, but also enforced by post length limitations, and by the lack of relevance-filtered feed. It's pretty much white noise.

    • by AndrewNeo (979708) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:34PM (#33816148) Homepage

      Obviously you don't get Twitter, because you should follow things that interest you and aren't noise. Now it's very likely that people you friend on Facebook are friended because they are actual real life friends or family. I don't have a social obligation to follow my family on Twitter, but I can subscribe to accounts that I feel are not noise, and remove ones that are. If you're following noise on Twitter (or Facebook, really) it's your own damn fault.

  • by EmagGeek (574360) <gterich@aol.LISPcom minus language> on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:22PM (#33815938) Journal

    I get lots of friendship requests from people I knew in the past, such as high school classmates. I usually accept these, thinking stupidly that these people actually want to talk to me or god forbid, catch up on old times.

    Most of the time, I accept these and send a message asking what they've been up to and so on. These messages almost always go unanswered.

    Seriously, what's the point of "friending" (is that a verb now?) someone if you have no intent to communicate?

    Of course, we've already beaten to death the constant barrage of inane game and application request posts, which are equally annoying.

  • Dislike button... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by seanvaandering (604658) <{moc.liamg} {ta} {gnirednaav.naes}> on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @04:28PM (#33816038)
    Maybe Facebook should implement a "dislike" button... that might give those who feel that updating their status about their bowel functions every couple hours a day is really not that interesting and that yes, your actually losing friends over it.
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by jandrese (485)
      If it's really a problem, why not post a comment on the next "OMG, it's a huge one, made a big splash today!" with a simple "TMI!" or a short but eloquent comment to the fact that nobody wants to see those updates.

      A "dislike" button is just going to have them sending you a message going "why didn't you like that?" anyway, so you might as well just avoid the rigmarole and tell the exactly what the problem is right from the start.
  • Long ago I found some setting where you can set ignore posts from a person. No insult given and no more "I'm bored" posts( or more specifically "im board' posts.)
    I forget the setting but that is what Google is for.
    Although this is best for people who have nothing useful to say. The worst is when 1 post in 100 is critical.
    • by DCheesi (150068)

      Currently it's an "X" button that appears to the right of each post when you mouse over it. Click and you'll get options to Hide posts from that user, or from that application if it's an app-generated message (eg. Farmville crud).

  • This article's awesome! I want everyone I know to see it and also to know that I'm SOOOOOOooooo tired.
  • I gave a little laugh at the "Samzenpus likes this" note at the bottom :-)

    Cute.
  • De-friending seems harsh for only a constant barrage of drivel. Just use the Hide feature and most of the drivel is gone. Especially the Game related as you can choose to hide the game messages or the person. Just pick the game and you still get the real messages and keep your friend.

    Only De-friended someone once when a friend got divorced and I did not care to hear their ex's bs.

  • It is possible to change your settings so it won't show posts from certain people in your news feed.

  • by merc (115854)

    liked this.

  • by Alcoholic Synonymous (990318) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @05:00PM (#33816624)

    I defriended someone for movie reviews. Not because they were filled with spoilers. Because they were awful. I take movies and film making very seriously (even the low/no budget films). I used to work around low budget films, I have friends that still do.

    She would say stuff about how indy or arthouse films were hard to follow so she turned them off 10 minutes into them (or just avoided them), but in the next post would praise whatever summer blockbuster she saw that day. She actually said several of my favorite acclaimed films were stupid but then posted a raving review of how Transformers 2 was the best movie she ever saw.

    I thought she wasn't serious at first, but after several of months of seeing it, I realized she was the reason Micheal Bay keeps getting to make more movies. I didn't want to be a witness to that.

  • Babies (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Favourite bands have got nothing on babies. Each time another girl I went to school with has a baby, another unending stream of crap photos and posts begins, and I mark the to not show in my newsfeed. If I had a child and turned into a photo posting retard, I'd at least have the decency to make a facebook account for the child and post the shit there; at least then only people who opted in would receive the barrage of spam about the midget
  • by fiannaFailMan (702447) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @05:13PM (#33816838) Journal

    When you're trying to track down old female friends from school, but they've changed their surname since they got married, and now they have a picture of a baby up as their profile pic. How the fuck are you supposed to know it's them?! How are you supposed to know whether to add them or not? Grrrr! Attention, bitches! Not everyone thinks your baby is cute! We just want to get a look at you and see how well you held off the flab over the years so we can gloat about how we're living a more fulfilling life than you are!

  • The most useless (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Mesa MIke (1193721) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @05:38PM (#33817200) Homepage

    ... posts are those stupid likey-link-farm "likes". You can't comment on them, and you can't hide them unless you hide everything that your "friend" posts.

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