New research has revealed that people who spend vast amounts of time on Facebook are most likely to get 'de-friended' by fellow social networking users.
Researchers have found that people who frequently post boring and useless comments and status updates, including potentially controversial and extreme topics like politics and religion, are more prone to lose friends on Facebook, reports the Telegraph.
According to a survey conducted by researcher Christopher Sibona, the third reason to lose friends includes use of racist words on the platform.
“There is a lot more nuance in the offline friendship world. You don't have to go up to someone and ask them to be your friend. That's not the case online. It can be awkward," said the research student at Colorado University.
Sibona surveyed at least 1500 users on micro blogging platform Twitter to find out about social behaviour on Facebook.
The research also shows that nearly 57 per cent of the respondents were unfriended pertaining to online activities, however, at least 27 per cent were removed from friend lists due to factors in real life.