The Weird Test for Social Media Contacts

Purging social media “friends” is tough.

For Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, use The Weird Test to clean up your feed.

Ask yourself these questions about individual “friends.”

  • Would it be weird I saw him / her in-person and knew something about their life via social media?
  • Would you hesitate to say hi to him / her if you saw them in public situation where not saying hello would be realistic and acceptable (a restaurant or bar)?
  • Would he / she be indifferent upon finding out you unfriended / unfollowed them?

If you answered “yes” to ANY of these, go ahead and say goodbye.

Sure, you might miss seeing updates from the hottie you knew in high school.

But, c’mon. Go spend time with your real friends.