Purge Friends

I heard someone say that today.  Think about that concept.  Let me break it down for you.

purge  (pûrj)

v. purgedpurg·ingpurg·es
v.tr.

1.

a. To free from impurities; purify.
friend (frnd)

n.

1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
The conversation had to do with trimming down one’s friends list on Facebook.  Now, earlier this week I had written about Facebook Fatigue.  I believe this is a continuation of that theme, but there are some nuances this time around.  It has to do with the idea of friends – purging them.  Here are a few of my thoughts.
1. Our idea of friends have changed.  Even people that we don’t know can become friends.
2. We would get rid of them – willingly.
3. On Facebook, you can unfriend and block friends.  Unfriending gets rid of them, and blocking them keeps them as friends but prevents you from contacting each other.
4. It’s possible to now have thousands and even millions of friends.
5. You can really get to know people that you don’t know.
6. Friends can be annoying – especially friends that aren’t really friends.
7. If I really care about you as a friend, I want to know what you’re eating – really.
That’s it. So go out there and purge your friends.  I will understand if I am one of those that you purge.
What do you think?  Do you purge your friends?
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