Unfriending People on Facebook Makes Shit Awkward in Real LifeLindy West2/07/13 3:10pmFiled to: Um, duhFacebooksocial mediajerkstweetFb367EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkI've previously advocated for the use of Facebook in telling one's bigoted relatives to go fuck themselves, because you wouldn't allow hate speech in your living room, would you? So why would you allow it in your magical computer living room? Confronting and/or unfriending jerks on Facebook is a quick and relatively low-stakes way to express the fact that this shit does not fly in my house—without the risk of getting punched in the tooth, or of losing everybody's deposits because you started a riot at the family reunion and somebody flipped the pool. Instead of all that mess, it's just one little click and you're done! See? Now avoid that person forever.