There comes a time when every person realizes that somewhere along the line, they irresponsibly stopped paying attention to the friend requests they were sending and accepting. At that moment you start to realize how many of your Facebook "friends" you actually want to punch in the face. You're then faced with two options: Option A track down every person you feel is wronging you somehow on Facebook and punch them in the face. Option B "The Purge."
"The Purge" involves going through your list of Facebook friends and "unfriending" all those you feel bring nothing good to the table.
It would be prudent for you to begin with the following people:
The "like" button was novel and fun when it was introduced, but it has since been abused. There are crazies out there liking every status, picture and post they possibly can. No one can actually be interested in so many different things every single day. If you have a trigger-happy friend who never shows any signs of indifference towards anything, he could be a serial killer trying too hard to blend in.
Girls love to compliment each other's photos on Facebook, but nobody likes that girl who's commenting on every single picture in which her friends look remotely attractive. If you're friends with a girl who you find is consistently commenting on photos with phrases such as "so gorgeous I can't stand it!" or "why the f r u so hot" it's time for her to go. Be on the lookout for girls who only comment with capital letters as well
It's terrific that people like to share what's on their mind or let their friends know about something cool that they're up to. But when you have a guy who narrates his life daily, you also have a problem on your hands. Anyone who constantly imposes statuses like "such bad traffic today" or "egg salad sandwich for lunch" or "just found the pencil sharpener i posted about losing yesterday" does not deserve your acknowledgment anymore.
Why is someone going through pictures you put up half a decade ago? Unless he was there, he can't be nostalgic. So now it's just really creepy and if you don't unfriend him you should at least make sure you don't have an address or number listed anywhere he might find it.
Everybody likes getting invited to cool parties and events. Nobody likes getting invited to "Help Save the World at 5 a.m. This Saturday" or "Dave's Rockin' Abstinence and Sobriety Celebration." Bye Dave
If you're going through your list and you come across someone who you have no recollection of ever meeting, it's probably best that you're not up to date on each other's shit.
Now, once you've completed "The Purge" you may be alarmed by the small number of friends you've left yourself with. But even if 800 just became 125 there's no need for concern. Cherish the people you've kept. And if one day you find that somehow your friend count has dipped without you purging, make sure you stop doing whatever douchebag things you've been doing on Facebook.