Successful Job Transitions, II: I Quit! Now What?

It's OK to be antisocial

Maintaining connections on sites like LinkedIn and Facebook can be fine and dandy until an ex-boss wants to be your "friend," or someone who you've detested for years wants to "poke" you.

As you say your farewells, politely explain that you do not accept invites to connect on social networks. Your real friends will not only understand, they'll re-tweet it for you.