I’ve mentioned elsewhere that I practice ‘green Facebooking’. For every post I offer up, I delete three others. And, occasionally, I unfriend someone. Nothing personal. Just cleaning up. In fact, given that science has proven that Facebook is bad for you, I am probably doing my friends a favor.
The problem with such philanthropy is that it REALLY cuts into my sitting-around time. That is why Dan Kois’s idea of a Facebook cleanse is such a great time saver. Whenever Kois gets a Facebook reminder about a friend’s birthday, he uses that opportunity to review the quality of their Facebook relationship and then, presumably after a full nanosecond or so, unfriends said person. Happy birthday!
It sounds like a great idea. The fact that it comes from someone with over 1,000 Facebook ‘friends’ (Dude, you’ve got other problems) doesn’t diminish its value. I’ll quote truth where ever I find it. Now, let me post this and do some housecleaning. I’m down to three friends and not sure if I can handle the load.