Is It OK to Un-friend an Ex?
Relationships are hard enough as it is, but throw Facebook and other social media into the mix and it gets downright mystifying. What are the new rules of the road? A national social media survey released last week by Liberty Mutual’s Responsibility Project tries to find out.
Nearly two-thirds of 1,200 social media users polled believe ‘un-friending’ an ex is completely reasonable. However, a little over half of those surveyed thought it is irresponsible to “friend” an ex’s family member on Facebook.
Here are some other interesting findings from the survey:
- Two-thirds of those surveyed believe checking personal email is acceptable at work.
- When it comes to Twitter, 63% of women think CEOs shouldn’t tweet while 51% of men think they should.
- Nearly three out of four people think pets should not have a social media profile. Um, yeah, I'd have to agree with that.
- Twenty-five percent of men find it responsible to tag a friend in a Facebook photo without them seeing it first, while only 19 percent of women find it responsible.