Sunday, November 21, 2021

The Sunday Five: Contemplating Dead or Alive - Delete or Keep


1: My Facebook Friends List has at least 3 people on it who are dead. Is it rude to delete someone who is dead? 

2: There are people on my FB Friends list, that I don't know who they are or how they ended up there. Should I delete them? 

3: How long should I keep a bookmark for a Blogger who has stopped blogging?  Some of them I know are still alive and just stopped posting. 

4: How long should I keep the bookmark for a blog friend, who has died? 

5: Do you have a FB account? 


I really want your answers,  For the first four I truly struggle with what to do.  Obviously I still have a FB account, Somedays I wonder why.  I did unfriend Mark Zuckerberg recently. I wish his dog would post again, I miss the dogs' postings.   

20 comments:

  1. 1: My Facebook Friends List has at least 3 people on it who are dead. Is it rude to delete someone who is dead? I have over time “unfriended” my dead Facebook friends. It does take me a while to do so.
    2: There are people on my FB Friends list, that I don't know who they are or how they ended up there. Should I delete them? If I look back and don’t know them, have obviously had no contact with them, and can’t remember why we’re friends on Facebook, I do delete them.
    3: How long should I keep a bookmark for a Blogger who has stopped blogging? I find myself waiting about 6 months... just in case they start up again. If I know the blogger and they‘ve officially said they‘re no longer blogging, I remove them from my list right away.
    4: How long should I keep the bookmark for a blog friend, who has died? I find myself waiting a few weeks for some reason. But it seems pointless to keep them on a list that could send someone else there only to find they’re no longer around.
    5: Do you have a FB account? Yes. I hate the company and what they do behind the scenes. But I appreciate the connections to long-losts. That being said, if Facebook is the only way we stay connected, maybe there’s not enough there.

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    1. I need to clean out some lists

      Delete
  2. 1: My Facebook Friends List has at least 3 people on it who are dead. Is it rude to delete someone who is dead? No, I would delete them, unless there is a sentimental reason.

    2: There are people on my FB Friends list, that I don't know who they are or how they ended up there. Should I delete them? Delete them.

    3: How long should I keep a bookmark for a Blogger who has stopped blogging? Some of them I know are still alive and just stopped posting. Delete them. I have loved reading many bloggers over the years who just stopped blogging. Once it hits a year, if they haven't blogged I remove them from the blog list, to keep a active list for other bloggers to follow. No one wants to follow a blog or find a community when it hasn't has been active in over a year.

    4: How long should I keep the bookmark for a blog friend, who has died? If it's one you don't find you go back to read often, then delete it. You still have your memories. I still have not removed Anne Marie yet. I have myself still clicking on post she did to go back and read, and even comment!! Just a shame that the spam bots have littered her comments section. I could just hear her.

    5: Do you have a FB account? NO! I'm only on blogger and Instagram for my pictures. What I don't share on my blog goes on to my Instagram.

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    1. I have to go in a couple of times a week recently and clean out the spam comments, movers in India, really? Have I ever posted anything that indicated I would ever move there?

      Delete
  3. 1. I have not deleted some friends on FB who have died. Most I have, but some I just haven't let go of.....for a decade.
    2. Delete. I've done that to a degree. Some I know from blogging and will stay, others are friends of friends whom I don't know - or really know. Those I've started purging.
    3. UGH. Sore subject. I don't have an answer, as I have a few of those.
    4. I'm not sure I'm liked to a blogger who has died. The blogs I know to be defunct to whom I still link are breathing, if not alive.
    5. I do. I don't know why. I peruse more than post.

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    1. I seldom post on FB, there are few people I only hear from there

      Delete
  4. My answers will be quick because I don't have a Facebook account. I closed it out shortly after learning their role in electing DT. As for the bookmarks, I edit them on a regular basis to keep them up to date.

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  5. 1: My Facebook Friends List has at least 3 people on it who are dead. Is it rude to delete someone who is dead? I just found out the other day that the mother of a friend, who was also a friend, had passed away. I have not deleted her. I didn't delete my sister when she passed, and I didn't delete others. It doesn't hurt anything to keep them there.

    2: There are people on my FB Friends list, that I don't know who they are or how they ended up there. Should I delete them? Yes. I really only Friend people I know. I don't need to be friends with the friend of a friend or cousin of a friend.

    3: How long should I keep a bookmark for a Blogger who has stopped blogging? Some of them I know are still alive and just stopped posting. Another thing I don't change. JP, from London, stopped blogging a year ago when his husband passed, but I still have his blog listed.

    4: How long should I keep the bookmark for a blog friend, who has died? I will keep Anne Marie's forever because I smile when I see it and I think of her.

    5: Do you have a FB account? Yes I do. I don't post a lot, I read a lot. But I do keep up with friends on the Left Coast that I don't see often enough.

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    1. I knew JP had stopped blogging, I had not heard . . .

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  6. 1. Delete
    2. Delete
    3. I usually keep dormant blog bookmarks for a year. Then, if no blogging has resumed, I delete.
    4. Delete
    5. No

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    1. I need to do some cleaning up. I get birthday reminders from FB for people who are long gone

      Delete
  7. I'm no help here, hon. I don't FB, or snaptweet or instachat or whatevers. I can say that I have a tendency to keep some emails for a while. I re-read a few that Anne Marie and I shared with each other. I ended up deleting them because I cried too much. She would've probably broke an ABBA record (record?) over my head for indulging in such nonsense.

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    1. I wish you would blog, glad you have avoided Meta in all of it's forms.

      Delete
    2. I had to look up Meta. I still don't know what it means and I have a headache now.
      I'm much too lazy to blog, not to mention technocapped.

      Delete
    3. I love my little Duchess Deedles...technocapped or otherwise.

      Delete
  8. 1. Not rude. Delete.
    2. Yes, delete them and keep better control.
    3. I keep them but move them to a different heading.
    4. See answer to 3.
    5. Yes, checked daily but I rarely post.

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  9. 1: The dead are better remembered in other ways. I delete and remember them elsewhere.
    2: I delete them after some attempt to see how I may know them.
    3: I have a 6 month rule. I leave in their last entry I've missed them. and hope when they restart they will tell me.
    4: I've moved these to a file. It feels like a graveyard or better yet a collection of portraits of loved ones who have moved on.
    5: Yes, and I continue to feel bad about it.

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