Photos: Top sixteen kinds of Facebook friends you're most likely to unfriend

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Since 2010, University of Colorado Denver doctoral student Christopher Sibona has researched Facebook via studies focusing on unfriending -- including the phenomenon of unfriending harming actual friendships. As for his latest two studies, they include a look at unfriending behavior that lists the sixteen kinds of people most likely to be unfriended.

Look below to count down all sixteen, supplemented by photos and very unscientific examples of unfriending targets who fit in each category.

Number 16: Friend through Parent

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Example: Your widowed mom's elderly suitor, who's under the illusion that he's still up-to-date. He convinces you to accept his friend invite, then starts bombarding you with links to the Love Boat fan club.

Number 15: Neighbor

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Example: The guy next door who watches your every move. You think friending him will make him seem less creepy. Instead, you discover he's now spying on you via computer as well as in real life.

Number 14: Friend through Child

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Example: The irritating mom of the irritating child in your daughter's playgroup who thought she could improve her kid's social standing by cozying up to you, and you were too polite to say "no." You should have.

Continue to keep counting down the top sixteen kinds of Facebook friends most likely to get unfriended.

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38 comments
Brandon Moana
Brandon Moana

Then Getty up and go go if I bore ya. Don't let door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

Steve Holmberg
Steve Holmberg

Another bottom feeder article from this soon to be obsolete scum rag.

Heather Doozer
Heather Doozer

why do you need an article to tell you who you are unfriending? These articles are incredibly stupid. I really hope that society evolves beyond an obsession with fb usage. There are MUCH more important things you should be writing and talking about. Please, get a clue, this shit is getting pathetic

David Sheridan
David Sheridan

It's not an insult to me, just. Misinterpretation. Lame?

Mike Skeel
Mike Skeel

this is pretty much every type of friend there is...so...yeah, youll probably unfriend someone from this list, considering 99% of your friends will fall into one of these categories...wow...what an insightful article

Katy Steck-Sielsky
Katy Steck-Sielsky

Oh I could add a few to this list, but I need to unfriend them first! lol!

Casey Schaefer
Casey Schaefer

Conservative rednecks from my home state of Georgia.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

This list essentially covers every possible type of FB friend. What's left? Also, it saddens me that someone is actually examining this for a doc paper. Seriously. There is real science out there. Go find some.

Sher Quintana
Sher Quintana

Thoes that bitch and whine about personal stuff..and or constant bad selfies..and to much T&A..

Chris Miller
Chris Miller

Not only did he waste his time. For four years someone else said it was a good idea too. Who Fawking Cares!

Jay Cismaru
Jay Cismaru

I'm about to unfriend you westward or unlike you because it's too many posts it's too much 1 today is more than enough 2 or 3 week is what it should be not 20 a freaking day

Whit Medina
Whit Medina

Over-sharers should have made the list!

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

Fedbook. Yeah, keep a public online diary and see how that works for you. I'm amazed people actually use that disaster waiting to happen.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Failbook -- the network of social misfits

Naomi Osburn
Naomi Osburn

I don't have anyone like that on my Facebook...oh...wait...

Reff
Reff

... Says the obvious social misfit.

dan.k.
dan.k.

@DonkeyHotay @Reff  … Does that really matter? You'll just make up another screen name and comment/"like" your own comments just the same.

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