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Jimmy Kimmel appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Nov. 16, 2010 to promote National UnFriend Day. - Provided courtesy of ABC

Jimmy Kimmel promotes 'National UnFriend Day'

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11/17/2010 by Corinne Heller

Jimmy Kimmel, host of the ABC late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", has declared November 17 to be "National UnFriend Day" and calls for people to delete those linked to their Facebook accounts that they are not actually friends with in real life.

"No one has 800 friends," Kimmel said on his show recently. "Not even Oprah has 800 friends. Don't we all have at least one person in our virtual lives we'd like to get rid of? Of course we do. We probably have 100 of them."

Facebook, the world's most popular social networking website, allows people to link to other users and determine how much of their content is visible to them.

Some people prefer to include only people they speak to in real life, while others boast hundreds of Facebook "friends", many of whom they have never met, such as people with whom they play games on the social networking outlet. More than 44,800 people subscribe to "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"'s official Facebook page feed.

Kimmel gained international fame last year with his show's star-studded viral videos, "I'm (expletive) Matt Damon" and "I'm (expletive) Ben Affleck".

Check out Jimmy Kimmel's video message about "National Unfriend Day", or "NUD" as he calls it:

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