As much as we all love that satisfying feeling when we unfriend that annoying/offensive/disgusting person from our Facebook friend list I’m sure we’ve all realised we’ve been the victim of a culling at some point too. Why me? WHY ME? We ask ourselves. Well, unless you did something particular offensive or stalkerish to the person in question, according to new research it’s because you’ve had a severe case of over-sharing.
The study, carried out by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, polled more than 1,700 Facebook users and asked them a lot about their behaviour on the social network and what makes them delete you from their online lives.
It seems over-sharing by updating your status too often and sharing too much personal information is what 46% of those polled said was the most annoying thing about their friends. So maybe calm down the updates to just a few a day and don’t tell everyone about your gory dating stories or health problems.
It’s not just over-sharing that seems to get our blood boiling, 31% of those asked said they can’t stand it when friends share far too many photos and 19% get a little bit angry when they see others “liking” everything in sight.
It seems instead of unfriending, 48% of those polled tend to silence unwanted noise from their irritating friends by hiding what they say from their news feed. In fact the average person has hidden over 9 friends this way. Hmm, we’d say it’s more like 90. However, this isn’t because we’re all lovely and don’t want to offend people by erasing any evidence that they’ve ever existed, but 68% said it’s so we can still stalk their profiles and photos at a later date. Awh.
Finally, the study found that 13% of us get so angry about Facebook that we consider deleting our account on a regular basis. We DARE YOU to actually go through with it though instead of just whining about it all the time…[Image via stesciuba’s Flickr]