I personally don’t care. I have a ton of facebook friends that I don’t really interact with anyways. Who cares if a few of them get their undergarments in a twist and decline to continue relishing in the daily goodness that is No Sleep’s facebook? Not this guy. A lot of people do care though. Which is why its good that the fine researchers over at Arizona State decided to compile this list of ten scientifically proven ways to avoid being “unfriended.”
#1.) Return the favor. When someone posts on your wall or comments on your photo, you’re expected to respond.
#2.) No disrespectful postings. You shouldn’t publicly write anything negative on Facebook about one of your friends.
#3.) Think before you post. Think about the negative impact a post could have on someone. Like, if a friend of yours is home on workers’ comp, don’t post a photo of him wrestling a bear.
#4.) Don’t repost. If someone deletes something you posted on their wall or untags a photo, don’t repost it.
#5.) Don’t rely on Facebook to replace real communication. You should tell your real friends big news before you post it on Facebook. Like whether you’re pregnant.
#6.) Be honest.
#7.) Don’t be an addict. Don’t be the person who posts so much that it becomes over the top.
#8.) Protect yourself. Don’t post information that could be used against you.
#9.) Use common sense. Think before you post . . . your friends don’t want to feel bad for you because you post something incredibly stupid, like negative information about your boss, or a photo of you committing a crime.
#10.) Don’t put your friends’ jobs in jeopardy. Think about how your friend will look to their boss or a potential employer before you post something potentially-damaging on their wall.
Personally, I think that all of these could have fit under #9. If you think about what you’re doing before you do it, you could’ve probably guessed that your friend didn’t want you to post that picture of him shirtless, trying to slam a six pack all at once. While they’re still connected. A little common sense could go a LONG way, ESPECIALLY on facebook.
PS: You can check out my facebook right here. Just try not to get unfriended.