A survey by a UK website has revealed some of the top reasons as to why Facebook users unfriend someone. The survey was conducted on a total of 820 participants. The respondents were asked to disclose main reasons for unfriending, blocking or deleting a Facebook friend.
The survey revealed that big mouths face greatest risk of getting unfriend. Close to 68% respondents said that they will unfriend anyone who brags or boasts too much on Facebook. 61% survey takers said that they unfriend those who post a lot about their romantic affairs.
Other common reasons for unfriending include too many updates, “annoying” posts and “inappropriate photos”, while more than a quarter of users said they found a friend’s status posts “too personal”, British newspaper, The Telegraph, reported.
Over 50% respondents said that they unfriended someone because they did not meet the person in real world. Bad mouthing is also a big reason for unfriending.
Reasons of unfriending actually go beyond these rather understandable ones. 11% respondents said that when they feel jealous about their friend enjoying their holidays –they will consider unfriending. 15% people revealed that they had deleted a friend when that contact started adding friends from their contact list without actually knowing the people.
I am sure excessive tagging will also be a reason causing some level of unfriending. I am in the favor of simplifying Facebook life. A smaller number of close friends can interact and share things much better than a large number of unknown “friends”.
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