We all have our reasons for defriending on Facebook. It could be oversharing, offensive comments, incompatible political views and a host of other reasons. Similarly, we add friends becausewe know them in real life, we're looking to expand our business contacts, or maybe we just think they look good. In research conducted by Nielsen, Facebooker's polled list their top reasons for adding and removing friends.
Unsurprisingly, 82% indicated the primary reason for adding friends is that they're acquainted with them in real life, while 55% of those polled said offensive remarks were the biggest cause for defriending. More interesting is that 8% (predominantly men), give physical attractiveness as a reason to friend someone. 39% said that getting a sales pitch from a friend was reason to remove them, with 23% reporting that "depressing comments" warranted defriending. Check out the details of the survey here, and let us know why you've added or subtracted pals on Facebook.