In response, my friend said to me, "I think it's time I officially unfriend her."
Me: "I thought you already did. You guys haven't spoken in months. How do you make it 'official'?"
Friend: "I have to delete her off Facebook."
I've been off Facebook for so long that I completely forgot that that was a concept. But it is a concept and it's something I've been guilty of doing.
Me and so-and-so get into a fight. I'm angry so I delete so-and-so off Facebook. Now it's official. We're no longer friends.
But guys (ladies. Whatever), I don't have Facebook anymore. In my (current) world, if I want to "unfriend" someone, I just stop talking to them. That's official enough for me.
This whole situation reminded me of one of the reasons I cut off Facebook to begin with. There was too much drama. Examples:
- "Why did you write on so-and-so's wall and not mine?"
- "Why haven't you liked or commented on any of my pictures?"
- "I saw you changed your status but you still haven't text me back."
- "You went to <insert place that person saw you were at due to a tag you got on Facebook> without me??"
- "Who is <insert name of someone who wrote on your wall>?"
Seriously people, these are all actual questions I received while on Facebook. I kid you not, it was extremely annoying and I felt like my life was being controlled, in a sense. Not to mention that I became a stalker and had to look at everyone's photos and know exactly what they were doing with their life, thanks to Facebook.
The downside to removing myself from Facebook is that I lost contact with a lot of people. If I ever wanted to reconnect with any of those people, I'd need Facebook to do it (for the most part).
The upside is that I don't need those people in my life. Removing myself from Facebook showed me who's actually my friend and who just cares about getting a response back on their wall.
Now I wonder how that friend would go about unfriending me... Not that she'd ever do that to me.