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Defriend Day Etiquette: Why It's OK To Unfriend On Facebook (POLL)

Defriend Day

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/05/11 10:55 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

If you haven't heard, it's Defriend Day today, March 4, 2011, at least according to author Mark Dice.

Dice, who has espoused conspiracy theories including one alleging that the 9/11 attacks were an "inside job," posted an article on InfoWars and an accompanying video (scroll down to view it) outlining reasons you should consider going on a de-friending spree today. He says it's totally OK to defriend and here are some of the reasons why:

  • They may be "an acquaintance [you're never] ever going to see in real life ever again"
  • They could be stalking you
  • They could be screwing you over

It just isn't worth having more friends than others by accepting people at random, because you have mutual friends or because you met them once at a party, Dice explains. "You open up your world to them," he said.

Not content with Dice's explanation? Make sure to check out these seven reasons you may defriend someone on Facebook. And if you're a gamer, you may want to read this post, which looks at whether the defriending should also apply to your gaming friends.

To defriend someone, you have to scroll down to "unfriend" on that person's Facebook page. Watch the full video about Defriend Day below and don't forget to take our poll.

WATCH:

Quick Poll

Will you participate in Defriend Day?

Already did! Cleaned out non-friends.

OK, I'm convinced. Going to do it now.

Eh, maybe a bit later.

No way, my friends are my friends.

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