When you get laid off, you have to give people a new way to get in touch with you. Now we're regretting that, unlike Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici, we never became an "accidental Facebook slut."

He's just added his 500th friend, but he feels kind of weird about it. (Not curated enough.)

It seems like the holidays are when people, bored at home with nothing to do except get eggnog-sentimental, get active on Facebook. The Wall Street Journal is reporting painful instances of un-friending. Our own anecdotal, extremely perfunctory research reports an influx of high school friends "getting back in touch" via Friending.

This is the time of year, apparently, where people either binge on Friending, or purge.