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The great facebook purge.

So I’m sitting here reading about what will be my new mobile operating system and I hear all these reviewers talk about the facebook integration.  They keep talking about all these people they don’t care about popping up on their hubs.  At first I thought this was a major problem with Microsoft’s new mobile OS.  What I realized after some pondering is there is a problem you you facebook whores out there.  Why the hell do you have 800 facebook friends on your personal page.  You can’t possible care and or talk to that many people and if you do it’s for marketing purposes because you’re a musical artist or something of that nature and would probably not use it for your phone anyway, but your average schmoe has no need for that sort of social connection.

Some of you are going to say that it’s helped you connect with old friends from high school or college or whatever.  I don’t know how you could have lived without talking to these people again.  Why the hell didn’t you talk to these people before facebook?  Why don’t you still talk to these people from high school?  Because you don’t care about them.  If you need facebook to reaffirm some sort of social inadequacy to feel like you have a lot of friends then I hope you never rely on your facebook social ring in a tight squeeze.  Despite the rhetoric involved with linking two peoples profiles in an online social networking site these people are very often not your “friends” in the strictest sense of the word.  So I went through and deleted more than half of the people on my facebook friends list  down to people that are really my friends.  Will this cause some major backlash in the fabric of my own personal social network?  I doubt it.  I’d be really surprised if any of the people I deleted even mention it or attempt to re”friend” me.  I’m also interested in seeing how long it takes for them to get the hint.

So you people hopping on the Windows Phone wagon tell me, What are you going to do about your excessive facebook overflow?  Are you going to grin and bear it, avoiding that section of your phone on a daily basis for fear of seeing that fat ugly relative that enjoys wearing revealing clothing?  Or will you go through and bury this link to pointless acquaintances from your past that have no idea you’re even still alive?  For me I’ve gone from over 200 friends to less than 90.  I wasn’t that popular to begin with and turns out nothing has changed. :)

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