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 onHowever, around six months ago, I started to think “I should really go
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.
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.