According to a new poll, bragging is the #1 reason we unfriend people on Facebook…but there are plenty others.
A study was conducted with 820 members of the popular social networking site (hardly a definitive measurement, considering over 1 billion people use Facebook) and what they found was 10 common reasons to unfriend someone.
A spokesman for the website PromotionalCodes.org.uk, who conducted the study, said, “If you care about growing your contacts list it’s important to update regularly and honestly but to remember you are talking to lots of people who aren’t necessarily close friends.”
Top Ten Reasons We Unfriend People On Facebook
1. Bragging 68%
2. Gushing / lovey dovey updates 61%
3. Don’t see them in real world 57%
These are the people that you haven’t seen in forever, and therefore don’t even qualify as friends anymore.
4. Too frequent & numerous 49%
You sign on to Facebook and the first 10 status updates on your newsfeed are all from THAT person, who’s usually an oversharer too. Just leave me alone!
5. Annoying status updates 41%
6. Inappropriate photos 34%
7. Too personal 27%
8. Bad language 22%
9. Friending our friends 14%
Don’t friend request MY friends, you don’t even know them! That’s grounds for an unfriending right there…