Today is an important holiday: National Unfriend Day.
Wait, what? November 17 was anointed National Unfriend Day by late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
Kimmel proposed National Unfriend Day on his show as a way to weed out those people on Facebook that you never talk to. You know the ones: you had one class with them in 8th grade and now they want to be BFFs on Facebook.
National Unfriend Day: Freeing
“What’s the worst that happens? Somebody you don’t want any part of in the first place, maybe they’re a little bit wounded, you don’t have to deal with them anymore,” Kimmel said.
So true. We admit, we’re reformed Facebook friend collectors. However, we saw the light months ago and started trimming the fat from our personal online lives. Now we follow a good rule of thumb: if we don’t talk to you in real life, you aren’t going to be our Facebook friends.
Harsh? Yes. But it’s necessary — especially with all the security breaches on Facebook as of late. How do you really know that the guy you met at a party once three years ago won’t try to hack into your account? Sure, a little overboard, but it happens.