Facebook Acquaintance

Facebook is introducing a new category of “friend” and that is an “acquaintance”.  So rather than “unfriending” someone, which is awkward if you don’t want to offend them, this way you can relegate them to an acquaintance, and see less of their requests to give them animals for their farm, or their hundreds of pictures of their grandchildren.

Apparently, there is also an app that allows you to see if you’ve been unfriended.  Called “Unfriendfinder” it installs a counter that looks just like the friend request button, but it puts a little red “-1” when someone removes you as a friend.

Oh joy, more ways to feel isolated and unloved!

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