Bad Advice: Slaying Facebook Trolls
How to silence people who refuse to be defriended.
July 17, 2013 - 10:00 am
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Dear Bad Advice,
Recently I cleared out my Facebook friends list. It was getting out of control and I wasn’t seeing updates from people I cared about, because my newsfeed was so clogged up with people I haven’t seen in years and don’t really care about. The weird thing is, even though Facebook doesn’t notify you when you’ve been deleted by someone (at least, as far as I’m aware) a surprising number of the people I’d removed from my friends list noticed, and sent me angry or surprised messages asking me why I’d removed them! I barely interact with these people on FB or away from it, and I have no idea how they managed to notice so quickly, or why they seem to care so much. Any advice on how to respond to them?
- Tired of Facebook Fiends
This is going to sound like bad advice, but sometimes you just have to give someone the cold shoulder.