De-clutter Your Networks By Dropping Friends?
This article takes an interesting view on how the concept of a “friend” has changed over time. Posted originally on Lifehacker, it is suggested that, to remove unnecessary information clutter on social networks, removing some friends will simplify your network experience. The really important question here is how does one identify a true friend. For example, have you messaged this person in the last year? Or do they post regularly with important and relevant information? Many would consider it a sin to unfriend or unfollow someone who has friended you. This depends on your “friend strategy”. Some automatically friend everyone they have met and anyone who asks, leading to a specularly cluttered space. Others are more selective with who they connect. Regardless of your strategy, take a look at your wall or feed and consider filtering out a few people with whom you won’t miss.