(best viewed larger, as always)
Relationships never used to leave electronic detritus behind when they ended. There was no decision to be made about deleting a phone number from my blackberry or contact information from skype. I never spent time deciphering the actual intent of an emoticon in a chat log before deleting the file in disgust. It used to be friendships faded, people went their own way and when you ran into each other in town it was awkward for a second before you thought "I wonder why they ever mattered anyway."
So, tell me, do you delete people from your friends list or do you keep them around? I am feeling a huge purge coming on and I wonder how others manage the electronic detritus of their virtual lives.