Hall's Rules of Social Order

Hall’s Rule of Social Order #59

4 July, 2011 (12:00) | Hall's Rules of Social Order

Do not unfriend people on facebook.  It’s true, and if you haven’t had it verified for you yet, just give it time.

  1. You’re either going to run into that person in real life and it’s going to be awkward for at least one of you
  2. They’re going to realize and do or say something negative towards you without you knowing
  3. There will be a social obstacle, from your side or their side, that would have been avoided if you had just left them as your friend.

Sure, there are ways to avoid getting to the point of unfriending people.  One is just not to accept friend requests in the first place.  Let them sit in approval limbo forever.  Second is just to block them from your feed or viewing your feed.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/philmatt24 Matthew Redfield

    Don’t tell ME what to do!  *unfriends “Josh Hall”*