Remember the days when Facebook used to be sacred? Maybe sacred isn’t the right word…let’s try exclusive. It was that time back in the mid-2000s, where the only people trying to be your Facebook friends were fellow college students and young adults networking and keeping in touch with old friends they hadn’t seen in years. Well now, your mom is on there, your 11-year-old baby cousin who has no business posting pictures of herself for the world to see, and don’t forget about your neighbor’s daddy, who starts liking your photos and statuses out of the blue. Yikes!
Just yesterday an uncle of mine all the way from Africa sent me a friend request. I have yet to respond. No offense, but to this day, I still don’t know how I feel about certain people, many years my senior and junior, “poking” and “tagging” me, showing their less than flattering or way less than adult bodies off to strangers, and keeping track of my every move so they can call me on it when they finally see me. I’m sure you feel that way from time to time. Because of that, after much thought, I’ve made a list of the top five people I would rather NOT see as my Facebook friend. If any of these folks pop up in your news feeds and send you friend requests, you know what to do–it’s deactivation time.