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Losing Facebook Friends? It May Be Something You Said

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Are you losing Facebook friends? If so, you may want to look at what you're posting. A new poll from NM Incite, a Nielsen/McKinsey company, reveals that 55 percent of users remove friends because of offensive comments.

Forty-one percent of those surveyed cited a lack of real-life friendship as a common reason for removing users from their friends list. Thirty-nine percent of users said they're likely to do away with a Facebook friendship because of a solicitation to buy something. Depressing comments were the reason 23 percent of those polled said they remove friends.

Here are some other findings from the survey:

  • 82% of respondents add friends because they know them in real life.
  • 16% of those surveyed said they use Facebook for dating, and a majority of that percentage was male.
  • 8% said they add people to their friends list based simply on physical attractiveness.


Click here for more on this study.

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