My Facebook account hit 1,000 friends over the weekend, so I thought it was time to downsize and keep only the ones I actually knew. I ended up only unfriending 13. Couldn't bear to lose more, but I wish I had the guts to remove non-friends.
What counts as a friend? Is it someone you must have met personally? No. There are people I have never met face-to-face who I consider good friends.
Is it someone you must have met more than once? No. Sometimes you get to know a person that one time as well as you do some other acquaintance over a lifetime.
And then there are people you are embarrassed to delete because you will run into them again. Distant relatives, for example. (Sorry, distant relatives.)
Now I don't feel like accepting friend requests anymore.
We all have the right to be selective. So go on, unfriend me if I don't mean anything to you. It's totally ok.