The general rule of Facebook is everyone on Facebook is awful: He’s bragging about the “rad” skydiving trip he just took and she’s uploading way too many pictures from her baby shower and he’s posting passive-aggressive statuses about abortion laws and – why are you even on Facebook again? Why, to partake in the joyous act of unfriending awful people, obviously.
According to two studies from the University of Colorado Denver, we tend to find certain Facebook friends more awful than other Facebook friends, and thus are more likely to unfriend them. The researchers, who surveyed more than 1,000 people on Twitter, say you are scientifically more likely to unfriend someone if they fall into one of the following categories:
- High school friends
- Common interest friends
- Friend of a friend
- Work friends
So, how much do we want to bet “Other” is a euphemism for “Exes”?