The Sensible Social Media User’s Summer Clean-up Manifesto

Courtesy, my friend JS, whose sanity is tested enough by reality without the virtual world generously chipping in.

Removing: Sexist morons, misogynists, homophobes, racists, rabid nationalists, wannabe activists and the strutting and prancing holier than thou brigade. Unsubscribing from: people who facebook their existence while peeing, vomiting, and habitual my-life-is-a-perfect-graveyard-of-buried-hopes-and-dreams status updaters.

The wonderful thing about this manifesto is its versatility. If you are not JS’s soul sibling, and would rather drown yourself in your own spit than give up misogyny, homophobia, racism, chest-thumping patriotism and littering the internet with shards of your broken dreams, then you can do a quick find-replace, and this manifesto is customised to go, people. Go wild! Rub your idiosyncrasies on the interweb’s face.

The personal is the non-private, folks. And social media is our magic soapbox.



  1. I should also have included ex girlfriends of ex boyfriends (creeps), people who validate their existence by unclassy trolling and similar. We should make a longer manifesto sometime.

  2. Oh yes. Incidentally, some of my exes ex were quite good friends of mine. I miss having a cuppa with them a couple of times each month. One of the ex boyfriend’s greatest recommendations were a wonderfully varied and quirky taste in women πŸ™‚

  3. The lot i am talking about are the exes of my the then bf/s. they added me when i started dating, hence the term creep. since the then bf is comfortably ex now, i think i ought to remove his the then gf/s.

  4. That is downright odd. I met my ex’s exes because he was friends with them. A much more comfortable equation, thank goodness. And if you don’t have a personal relationship with them, I personally don’t see what they’re doing keeping tabs on your online life.

  5. I used to like the idea of keeping all kinds for a good laugh at their expense (and this is my holier than thou-ness speaking). but on a bad summer day, such kinds are unbearable. ajkal fb te dhuklei matha dhore jaay.

    • This above is what I was telling my friend Swati. She’s more like Gautam, she has far more patience with these sorts. I told her I was getting too old and grouchy for such pleasures πŸ™‚

  6. I love Facebook for all the hilarious comments and updates I get to read on my dearest friends – without FB I wouln’t be knowing that another side existed in them. Am grateful to FB for that:)


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