One of my friends sent me a direct message on Twitter telling me - or was it whining? - that he was 'unfriended' by someone on Facebook.


Like, seriously?

So what is you got deleted off someone's FB account?

I don't know what his exact emotions are after he found out that he was 'unfriended' but to me, he should just take the 'so what' approach, y'know?

He got deleted off her list; so what? It's not as if he's really close to her anyways. He met her through someone I was once close to and when she and I had a fall out, she started deleting the people she met through me and it's only natural, I guess, that her friends would follow suit. And the person who deleted off my friend is one of her friends.

Honestly, I don't think he's that bothered at all. He may be slightly disappointed but knowing him, he'll just probably dust it off. But I still can't help but laugh my ass off when I found out.



Facebook has made the world flatter than it already is. It has also made people unsocial.

Facebook has truly evolved into one of the best social networking media and tools out there but on the flip side, this very symbol of social networking success has also made people socially unethical.

I mean, there was a time when you'd pick up the phone to call and greet someone on their birthdays; with Facebook, such sentiments have been replaced with a mere message drop on their walls to wish them.

How many times have you been in an outing with friends and majority of them are so engrossed fiddling with Twitter, texts and Facebook?

Don’t get me wrong, I ain’t anti-Facebook or anti-Twitter. I do have accounts in both spaces. But what I’m trying to say here is that, whereas social networking media has made the world flatter than it already is, it has also removed some of the closeness and romance different relationships once enjoyed.

There's more to life than Social Networking Spaces

I’m not saying all; I’m just saying that it happens. It’s one thing to rely on social networking media to keep in touch with people who are far from us but to live the same way when those people are literally sitting next to us is, at least for me, impersonal.

Personally, I tweet a lot and it’s been ages since I logged on to my Facebook account. It’s not because I don’t like Facebook, mind you; I just want to prove to people that there is life beyond e-relationships. Also, I wanted to prove to someone that I could indeed live without it.


Anyways, going back to my friend’s predicament, I kinda feel guilty because I know, whether people would admit or not, I am the catalyst for his deletion. But I guess when you deal with kids, their emotions – in solidarity with their friends - tend to overtake the usage of their minds and that they tend to make decisions without being objective.

Deleting Your past is deleting Yourself

In this case, the person who deleted my friend definitely did it for her friend. Either she was asked or otherwise is not the issue; she just wanted to be free, like her friend, from anything that is related to me. And unfortunately, my friend is related to me!


Call me narcissistic or whatever but the fact that people are taking the trouble to eliminate remnants of me is a testament that I somehow made an impact – positive or otherwise – on other people’s lives.

I just wished though that the people who are perceived to be close to me should be spared. If it’s me that You want to delete from your life, don’t include my friends. And don’t make Your friends do the same thing to my friends.

Then again, that’s just how kids function, nowadays?

Oh well.


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