November 17 is ‘National Unfriend Day’ On Facebook
Do you have too many friends on Facebook?
A TV host said that if you have 1,000 friends, you should then consider ‘purging’ your contacts list.
Famous American TV host Jimmy Kimmel said that November 17, is International Unfriend Day, and he is urging Facebook users to purge their friends list and remove people they don’t really know. It’s like doing a revamp on your Facebook’s friend list.
Kimmel claims that Facebook is cheapening the meaning of friendship since there is no way that you can be having a 1,000 friends or more.
"(National Unfriend Day) NUD is the international day when all Facebook users shall protect the sacred nature of friendship by cutting out any ‘friend fat’ on their pages occupied by people who are not truly their friends," said Jimmy Kimmel Live’s website. "Get ready to unfriend!"
"Mark it down – November 17th – let’s free ourselves from fake computer friendships and get back to what the Internet was intended to be used for – as a naked picture distribution engine #NationalUnFriendDay," so goes a status post on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Facebook page.
He also reportedly said, "I know people who have hundreds, even thousands of friends. 500 friends? I can’t imagine many people who have that many friends with whom they would willingly share personal updates, photos, even their full birthday. So I asked around and got some good insight into the friending and unfriending business. These findings don’t represent a large group, just my friends!"
Kimmel added that he only has 170 people on his Facebook friends list. "I only accept friend requests from people I know, people I would gladly have lunch with, and with whom I don’t mind sharing information about my son."
Now would you do the same