10 Ways to Lose Your Facebook Friends in 10 Days!

“The friendship that can cease has never been real.”- Saint Jerome

By now, I would assume that most social media users realize the positive and negative effects that social media reflects on us and our current and future environment. Whether how social media can help parents raise their children better, or how it can hinder friendships or relationships, social media’s consequences are becoming more and clearer to its users!

As one of Thoughtpick’s content chefs, I am always seeking to research, create and write about controversial and intriguing ideas which have the ability to get you to think about different things in a new light! Therefore, for my special dish of the day, I decided to present you with 10 easy and time efficient ways to lose your Facebook “friends” in ten days!

Remember, if you lose them, then they were never really your friends :)

Are you ready for it? Here I go!

1. Make sure you BOMBARD them with meaningless video and audio shares!

I promise you, if you are a regular Facebook user focusing your use for business or just to staying connected with friends and their lives, you will just hate being bombarded with more than 2 video or audio shares per day. I personally removed friends from my account due to the fact that they seem to have too much time on their hands and they share meaningless and useless audio and video clips on my profile!

Bombard them with videos!

Bombard them with videos!

2. Limit their access to your profile!

Are you shocked? Well, don’t be! I had friends remove me from their Facebook account simply because I placed them on my Limited Profile list due to privacy concerns! Sometimes, I even got calls r messages complaining about it to the point where we almost lost our friendship!

3. Annoy them with status about your progress in Facebook games!

I would love to hear that my friends are playing a game that I enjoy as well but the continuous status updates about “reaching level 8 here” or “cooking a new dish there” isn’t really why I added you in the first place! This applies to me as well, especially that I am now officially a World Cafe addict!

Annoy them with Facebook Game updates

Annoy them with Facebook Game updates

4. Constantly ignore their messages to your inbox!

Just as MANY people get pissed off that you do not reply to the messages they send to your mobile, some also would feel the same about the messages they send to your Facebook inbox! Therefore, if you want someone to leave you alone on Facebook, you should try ignoring their messages more often!

5. Add obscene comments on shared photos!

Compliments are usually flattering, yet, when it comes to obscene remarks and jokes which all your friends can have access to, probably before you get to delete them, this will grant you a “get out of my account now” free card!

6. Tag people in photos they asked you not to post on Facebook!

If you’re looking for trouble, big trouble, this is the answer you have been looking for! Tagging people in indecent photos or simply photos they have asked you not to post online will sure get you removed from their account and leave you with one less friend!

When my brother was in the hospital, I took pictures of him while sick in bed and posted them on Facebook. Thank God I am his older sister!

Tagging without Permission!

Tagging without Permission!

7. Complain about your life more than once a day!

I am sure your friends care about you and like you, maybe not all of them, especially those whom you only connect with through Facebook! However, too much nagging and complaining will get you off their bandwagons, sooner than later! Try it!

8. Send too many requests to and messages about groups or fanpages!

Each of us, and on a regular basis, gets a few or more invitations and requests to join this group or become a fan of another. In reasonable portions, this might be fun and educational. Otherwise, you are walking on thin ice!

9. Change your status from “single” to “in a relationship”!

LOL! This one is just too funny! I used to play this game more than often to see who of my male friends had a crush on me: once I change my relationship update, I wait for a few days to see who removes me as their friend and viola!

10. Change your political and religious views!

Really? Yes, really! Some people befriend you in real life and on Facebook simply because you are this rather than that! Conservatives will not want you with their other conservative friends if you decide to go liberal!

Change Political-Religious Views

Change Political-Religious Views

Looking forward to you experimenting with those ways and letting me know what happens :)

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com Amer Kawar

    #4 is so true! I barely ever login to Facebook.. I don't think I even do it once a month, and some people are convinced that I'm ignoring them. I AM NOT! :)

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    I know EXACTLY how you feel!

  • http://bubbalon.com/ galkinelli

    What about randomly changing your profile picture to George Clooney or Rosie the Riveter from “We can Do it” poster? That just really annoys the living lights out of me.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    Good point but that happens once in a blue moon – hopefully – otherwise there is a big problem! ;)

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Roba

    Funny! I love the last item :)

  • christina thompson

    There is a handy little thing on FB called “Hide” i hide everyone in my newsfeed and visit the pages of those I talk to the most. This way I don't offend anyone by deleting them as friends. Does it really take that much time out of your day to just skim over the stuff you don't like. Not to mention you can choose not to accept any posts on games and applications now. try it, and maybe u won't get nasty emails and come off as such a facebook snob.

  • http://www.famousbloggers.net/ Hesham @ FamousBloggers

    Same here! I prefer watching Facebook from a far point if I can!

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    I would like to add… Tag me to something that doesn't relate to me at all…

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    Thanks for your thoughts !!!
    I sometimes break these guidelines, but I accept the consequences that
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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathy-Watkins/1193066579 Kathy Watkins

    So true about the relationships status thing!! lol

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  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    My pleasure. Hope you enjoy the other posts we have here just as much :)

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