Three Ways to get UNfriended

28 Feb

In the last post, I wrote about accepting friend requests. Sometimes the opposite happens. I may want to “unfriend” or “disconnect” someone from my Facebook and LinkedIn pages. I use these reasons:

  • They market too aggressively. Most of their posts have some marketing message and look like commercials. Unfriending these advertisers is too easy and appealing.
  • They SPAM. I’ve seen messages promoting karaoke contests, bars, adult entertainment, seminars, and training. These appeared on my wall and not in the ads column on the right border. I let people present three ads before unfriending them. Unfriending SPAMmers is too easy and appealing.
  • They are political pundits. They preach their political beliefs. Maybe I agree with their views and maybe not; that is not the issue. The issue is that my social networking agenda does not include promoting someone else’s political views.


Mark Anthony Germanos is the author of two books, Escape the Cubicle: How to leave your corporate or government job for something better and How to Make Computer Systems Work for You. He has faith in a slow but sure Sacramento business revival. Sacramento small business owners are leading the way. His second book, Escape the Cubicle, is for those who want to escape cubicle jobs and become successfully self-employed. Escape the Cubicle answers the questions: "How can I grow my business" and "How do I become my own boss."

Mark is the President of Cameron Park Computer Services. As a business owner and computer networking consultant, he has seen habits that successful Sacramento small business owners embrace. He helps Sacramento small business owners embrace those habits to increase their profits, efficiency and happiness. An advocate of Sacramento business revival, Mark believes everybody should run their lives like a small business, perform SWOT Analyses and use social media campaigns to improve business. He used to say “social media is stupid.” That was until he attended a conference and saw how Sacramento small business owners can use social media campaigns as a valuable tool. Since then, he has earned more than $40,000 in business via social media. His Sacramento small business clients also have five-figure returns. Sacramento small business owners that launch social media campaigns give themselves a comparative advantage over those who lag behind. Mark does not do everything, but his clients do receive great results and participate in the Sacramento business revival when they follow his advice.

Mark moved from Chicago and restarted his business in California with a cell phone and a Honda Civic. An active triathlete, he has a life, a dream wife and a dog. For additional details, visit Twitter: Facebook: LinkedIn:


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