Late last month, we talked about some of the may ways Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) could improve its business. While there are many things the company can do on its own side to better its success in the future, there is not much it can do about how people use the service as long as they are within the terms and conditions of the site.
If you are a Facebook user, you are well aware that some people can really be annoying. This may sound harsh, but it is something the online social networking experience has bred in great numbers since the inception of the industry.
According to Digital Spy, citing research from the popular shopping website PromotionalCodes.org.uk, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) “users who post boastful statuses have been named as the most frequently unfriended on the social network.”
In other words, if you are the type of person who is always on Facebook just to boast there is a good chance you will see your number of friends declining.
This should not be that big of a surprise, as behavior online often times mirrors what we experience in real life. In other words, people who are always bragging to others in a face to face environment will have just as many problems holding onto friends.
The same piece goes on to add the following:
“Users who regularly post updates about their relationship were named as the second most-deleted demographic on 61%, while 57% unfriended users whom they had lost contact with in the real world.”
These statistics are just as interesting. It shows that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) users can grow tired of people who do nothing more than post about their relationship. As you know, if you have spent any time on FB, this is something that quite a few people are obsessed with.
A spokesperson for PromotionalCodes.org.uk provided more information on the study:
“Our study shows that sharing too much can turn some people off as it can quite easily be perceived as bragging.
If you care about growing your contacts list it’s important to update regularly and honestly but to remember you are talking to lots of people who aren’t necessarily close friends.”
This is great advice on how to better use Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), especially if you are concerned with growing your contacts list. You have the right to say what you want, but you have to be careful of how far you push the line being that not everybody is necessarily a close friend who cares about your personal life.