A third of Britons have admitted they can’t delete people they dislike on Facebook – because they’re too nosey or worried about the consequences of doing so.
A survey has found the average number of friends on a person’s Facebook is 287, yet just 10 per cent of people on these lists are friends the person likes and would want to spend time with socially.
This has led to what the money-saving site has dubbed ‘famicable Facebook friends’, which stands for ‘falsely amicable’.
Who is the money-saving website incongruously dropped into the third paragraph, and responsible for the awfmanteau* ‘famicable’?
Just under half (47 per cent) keep family members and family of loved ones as friends because they feel they have to, the poll for VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, found.
George Charles, marketing director of VoucherCodesPro, said: ‘It seems with the results of this study, the old saying about keeping your friends close, but your enemies even closer, is definitely alive and well even in today’s society with our reliance on the internet.’
VoucherCodesPro, exploiting meaningless social media truisms with terrible marketing portmanteaus, just to remind you they still exist.
*trademarked, just now.