Lessons Learned From a Week With No Facebook Friends
Late last Wednesday night I unfriended everyone on my Facebook account to see what life on the Social Network would be like without being social. I've used Facebook exclusively through interactions with Pages for a full week now, and it's cut out all the things I didn't like about Facebook, but it turns out that it's cut out a few of the things I did like about Facebook as well. Let's look at some of the drawbacks.Read on...
Relationship Status: Does Having Zero Facebook Friends Mean Zero Friends In My Real Life?
Thursday night I unfriended everyone on Facebook. The reaction this got has been fascinating to me. Some readers have been very supportive, while others questioned why anyone would do what I've done. By unfriending everyone on Facebook, have I unfriended them in life? My wife brought up a related point: Are we still married now that our relationship status doesn't reflect it?Read on...
Why I Unfriended Everyone on Facebook
Last night I had 369 Facebook friends, and today I have zero. I thought about quitting Facebook a few weeks ago, but realized that Facebook itself wasn't the problem. The problem was my friends. Yesterday I realized that I didn't even have to quit Facebook. I just had to quit my friends, so last night I went through and unfriended them one by one. This is what I think about it so far.Read on...
Misanthropes Rejoice! Facebook Adds Pages Only View, Hides Your Friends
Good news for anyone who hates their friends! Facebook has announced that it is rolling out a new Pages Only view that hides your friends from the News Feed and instead only shows updates from pages to which you subscribe. It seems like a strange move considering the problems Facebook's been having with pages getting content to users through all the new promoted posts, but we're actually pretty happy with this development. Now folks can read our Facebook page undisturbed by all their pesky friends.Read on...