Photos: Top sixteen kinds of Facebook friends you're most likely to unfriend

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Since 2010, University of Colorado Denver doctoral student Christopher Sibona has researched Facebook via studies focusing on unfriending -- including the phenomenon of unfriending harming actual friendships. As for his latest two studies, they include a look at unfriending behavior that lists the sixteen kinds of people most likely to be unfriended.

Look below to count down all sixteen, supplemented by photos and very unscientific examples of unfriending targets who fit in each category.

Number 16: Friend through Parent

Photos: Top sixteen kinds of Facebook friends you're most likely to unfriend

Example: Your widowed mom's elderly suitor, who's under the illusion that he's still up-to-date. He convinces you to accept his friend invite, then starts bombarding you with links to the Love Boat fan club. Number 15: Neighbor

Photos: Top sixteen kinds of Facebook friends you're most likely to unfriend

Example: The guy next door who watches your every move. You think friending him will make him seem less creepy. Instead, you discover he's now spying on you via computer as well as in real life. Number 14: Friend through Child

Photos: Top sixteen kinds of Facebook friends you're most likely to unfriend

Example: The irritating mom of the irritating child in your daughter's playgroup who thought she could improve her kid's social standing by cozying up to you, and you were too polite to say "no." You should have. Continue to keep counting down the top sixteen kinds of Facebook friends most likely to get unfriended.



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