Since when do social networking sites determine whether you're friends with someone in real life or not?
Scenario: You and a friend get into a arguement of some sort. You sign on to Myspace/Facebook and you notice they're no longer on your friends list.
Is that supposed to be the final straw? Is that what ulitmately determines the status of a friendship? Oh wow, we're not friends on Myspace! That must mean we're not friends in real life! That is DEFINITELY the end of our friendship, right there!
Seriously, though. Is that the way of telling everyone online you're no longer friends with a person? If they're not on my friends list, then they're not my friend!
Is that supposed to be offensive? Does anyone truely get offended by that? Is that supposed to make me go cry in a corner? Because it won't. I probably won't even notice to tell you the truth. And if I do notice, I won't care. I'll probably just giggle to myself and say "Oh wow, I guess we're really not friends now!"
Now, I suppose I can understand this if the person is bothering you. I'd defriend and block, too. But if the person isn't saying anything to me, they can come to my site every single day for the rest of their lives if they want to. I don't care.
I don't know. I just think people should stop basing their friendships off of whether or not you're friends with someone on a networking site. What happend to the good ol days when you just simply said (or some variation of) "We're not friends anymore"? Instead of making it official - without saying a word - by defriending them on some site.
Seriously, let's get real people. Networking sites aren't everything. And for that matter, the internet isn't everything, either.