Since 2010, Nov. 17th has been celebrated as National Unfriend Day.

Created by Jimmy Kimmel, National Unfriend Day is a day in which people across the world scan their social media accounts and unfollow people who are not their friends.

Studies show that 8 out of 10 Americans are on social media with over 4.3 billion active users worldwide.

With so many people using these apps, people are selective about what accounts they choose to follow.

“I see it as more like a software update," LSU student Jaydon Green said. "As you move and as technology progresses or as time goes on, I think we should take on that same mentality.”

There are other reasons why people unfollow accounts such as uninteresting posts, toxic behavior and offensive content.

Although social media has connected many people together, it has also brought its negatives as well.

“I feel like a lot of the time you don’t know what people are going through," LSU student Nancy said. "So I feel like if you look at something negative it probably translates to their emotions and it probably messes up their whole day.”

Unrealistic standards set on social media can make users feel as though they must live up to them to fit in.

While some people follow these standards others choose to follow a different path.

“So personally I don't follow accounts that are completely out of the ordinary, like models," LSU student Sara Landry said. "I feel like that's helped me a lot because I'm not comparing myself.”

Although National Unfriend Day is celebrated on one day, it's never too late to cleanse your social media.