What started out as a good satire bit on Jimmy Kimmel has now caught traction across the social media networks because there is an actual truth to it.

“NUD is the international day when all Facebook users shall protect the sacred nature of friendship by cutting out any ‘friend fat’ on their pages occupied by people who are not truly their friends,”

While it’s not only a funny skit, it is also poignant.  His take on identifying “friends” on Facebook is spot-on and the guidelines from his website sum it up well…

Here are some simple guidelines:

• If you wouldn’t loan someone 50 dollars, unfriend them.
• If you wouldn’t invite them to your birthday party, unfriend them.
• If you wouldn’t cry if they got hit by a bus, unfriend them.

It doesn’t have to be a hostile thing.  They might not like you much either. And the day to do it is November 17th.

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