Adam Walker-Cleaveland’s posts have lessened in both frequency and profundity since he graduated from Princeton Seminary and entered the workaday world of church ministry. But occasionally he drops a gem that reminds us of why Pomomusings charted the course for emergent movement blogs. He posted on friendship in the internet world on Monday. Money quote:
Another interesting question is the idea of “un-friending” people on
Facebook and other social networking sites. One of my friends from
Columbia Seminary, Jeff, has held two rounds so far of the “Facebook
Friend Clear-Out” (I actually got cut in the second round, but I’m back
in now – no worries). What does it mean to un-friend people in an era
of social networking? I went through a phase when I first started with
Facebook that I would just accept anyone’s Friend Request that came in.
However, around six months ago, I started to think “I should really go
in and trim down those friends…” But – are we at a stage yet where that
is acceptable Facebook/MySpace etiquette? Or is that something that
would still be seen as an affront against the person you’re removing as
Read the rest of Adam’s post here. There’s already a good, thoughtful string of comments, too.