Recently I’ve been feeling like my facebook friends list is a little bloated. Granted, I only ever accept friend requests from people I’ve met face to face, but many of those interactions are short-term. I feel like I would rather have facebook be a place for people I’m well connected with.
However, thinking about ‘un-friend-ing’ people seems a little harsh. Which leads me to my main thought: It is way easier to Ignore a friend request, than to disengage the friend later. That might be something you want to keep in mind when you get friend requests. Facebook friends get a lot of access to your life that you may not be thinking through each time you click that Accept button.