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Jimmy Kimmel Pushes Unfriend Day

You don't really have 1,000 friends, he insists
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2010 9:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – Perhaps you dearly love each and every one of your 600 Facebook friends, but Jimmy Kimmel is pretty sure you don’t. “Remember five years ago when no one had Facebook and you didn't know what the guy you took high school biology with was having for lunch?” he said last night. “Remember how that was fine? Let's go back to that.” His proposal, via the Huffington Post: a new holiday on Nov. 17 called “National Unfriend Day” that will allow you “cut out some of the friend fat in your life.”

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His suggested litmus test: Post a status update asking for help moving. "The people that respond? Those are your friends. Everyone else isn't." Watch his announcement, featuring a special message from William Shatner, in the gallery. (Read more Jimmy Kimmel stories.)

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