It was last November 17 – as announced by Jimmy Kimmel that this date should be the National Unfriend Day. This is actually for Facebook users, who will cut the crappy friends from your extremely huge number of friends list.
Well, I will not argue with the fact that there are few people who are inevitably irritating who updates his/her facebook like every second, like even peeing early in the morning will qualify as a shout out. But, this is really dependent to the Facebook users on what objectives he or she has in signing up to Facebook. But honestly, it’s kinda giving some pride if you have more than a thousand friends right? You are totally convinced that everyone likes you and they care about your existence. But, just like what Jimmy Kimmel said, if you post that you’re moving this weekend and you need help, will the thousand friends of yours come down and help you?
I think Jimmy Kimmel is misinterpreting the whole idea of social networking. It is simply getting connected to everyone, and not expecting that you’ll get a helping hand among your friends list when you need one. Just imagine, let say your house is blazing in fire — you cannot log on to your PC and post the status that “My House is Burning” and expect when people “Likes” the status, the fire will stop! Personal and virtual connections are totally two different things.
However, I still did participate on this National Unfriend Day. I mean, we all should be right? Facebook is becoming a shadow of our lives; new pictures – post it, brokenhearted – post it, new relationship – post it, you feel happy today – post it. We are shouting out everything we feel and sometimes we post more than what we utter. So, if you want to get terminated on the next day because you posted your honest feeling on how you hate your job, add your boss and include in your friends list.
Let’s celebrate the National Unfriend Day!