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Bragging top reason to unfriend someone on Facebook
PTI
London, July 08, 2013
First Published: 13:21 IST(8/7/2013)
Last Updated: 14:12 IST(8/7/2013)

Bragging, soppy love posts and too many status updates are some of the most common reasons people get fed up and unfriend their Facebook contacts, a new survey has found.

The survey of 820 Facebook users found that 68% of them have unfriended someone for boasting on the social networking site.

Almost 61% admitted they deleted someone after being fed up of their friends' lovey dovey Facebook updates about their romance.

Other common reasons for unfriending include too many updates, "annoying" posts and "inappropriate photos", while more than a quarter of users said they found a friend's status posts "too personal", The Telegraph reported.

The survey by discount shopping site PromotionalCodes.org.uk also found that 11% of Facebook members had deleted a friend because they were jealous of their holidays.

Bad language was another reason for deleting someone from your friend list, while more than half of users said they unfriended a contact because they didn't see them in the real world.

Some 15% of users said they had deleted a friend when that contact started adding friends from their contact list without actually knowing the people.


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