Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Internet Insanity' started by Fitz, Feb 13, 2015.
I think most of Reddit perfectly aligns with social media snark. I cruise there daily, but it still sucks. You have to admit that a discussion forum that lets users literally silence people they disagree with is problematic.
That’s the long game.
An acquaintance posted recently (after a FB hiatus) that she went to the hospital thinking she had COVID but *surprise* she’s pregnant! Then a few lines down...j/k!
She swore it was soo hilarious. Some posts were along the lines of “but you should have a baby!” while others were along the lines of “why would you do this?”. I can only assume someone eventually told her why it’s in poor taste.
Well today FB is SUCH A WASTE OF TIME and everyone is SOOO sensitive and EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION.
Btw, not a teenager; this woman’s in her thirties.
Serious question because I don’t Facebook and haven’t for a long time: do you guys stay friends with people that post things like that? If so, why?
It has to get pretty vile for me to defriend people. I can’t give you a good reason for why my bar’s so low.
Honestly I put up with a lot from people who will cause IRL drama if I unfriend them, usually family. I normally just unfollow.
I did recently unfriend my racist cousin and his wife though, because unfollowing isn't enough, they can't ever seem to not comment some dumb shit.
For stuff like that (ie it has to go to an absolute vile level), do you feel like unfollowing but not unfriending is letting that person think you tacitly support them and their nonsense and/or horrible views on things?
I don't personally think so, because if I see something (like they've commented on mine or someone else's post) I will say something contrary to what they've said, and if I've unfollowed I'm not interacting with any of their posts at all.
I’ll say again I don’t miss FB at all.
But I’m sure my cousins husband, for example, is refusing to wear a mask and still posting racist AF memes. I unfollowed him but I still did want to see his pics of their kids, so I stayed friends so they would show up when he tagged her.
I’ve unfollowed 2 of Ryan’s family members (aunt and cousin). His aunt was posting pro trump stuff and posting terrible stuff about Obama. His cousin wasn’t as bad and I actually think he just likes to stir the pot and posted to rile people up. I guess I haven’t unfriended them because they’re Ryan’s family and since unfollowing, I don’t see anything they post. I actually looked at both pages recently just to see and neither have posted any pro trump BS in the past year so that’s a good sign.
@ClamJam NGL a lot of times I feel like a coward for not just telling a person what's what. I think the people I've unfollowed know my views too damn well to think I approve of their shit, but still.
@Lh718 for what it's worth, even if you did tell them what's what, they're not going to change. It's just going to get you riled up and have zero impact on them. At this point, if people don't get it, it's because they dont want to.
Ive unfollowed people whose posts I cant stand to see, particularly family. I have unfriended people over posts, but generally they're distant acquaintances. The people who I consider my real friends would never post that kind of garbage or they wouldn't be my friends in the first place. I don't have any old, long term loyalty kind of friendships though.
@deet totally agree. I quit in 2012 and it is so great.
I try not to unfollow or unfriend anyone, because I like the idea of getting posts from a large range of people. I'm from a very red place and now in a very blue place, so political posts vary widely. And I have a fair number of friends in Europe from some time spent abroad in college. It's obviously no Pew sample, because it's just people I've encountered in my life, but I sortof want some insight into what people are thinking, wearing, doing in a variety of places.
Though I will unfriend or unfollow if people get really frustrating. It's not a hard and fast rule.
I definitely can understand that perspective, and there are people who I don't agree with but can still keep in my feed. But some just take it too far, too often, and they have got to go. Like, Yahoo commenters style who can't put together two sentences level trash. I don't need to see them in my own feed to know they're out there.
Yeah I don't unfollow people just because they have different viewpoints, it's mostly the ones who share spam garbage multiple times a day every day, so my feed is mostly their bullshit.
Like I had to snooze one of my BFFs because she's suddenly become anti-mask "we need to open things back up" person. After multiple comments about how this isn't true, and here's a link to real facts about this I finally had to be like Ok I just can't look at this bullshit anymore
Unsure if this is insanely hilarious or if I’m just this overtired, but I’m crying laughing and I would pay actual money to view this guy’s Power Point.
Since the user deleted her OP on Reddit and a mod there suggested she report the Twitter account that posted the screenshots, I’m embedding them here for posterity.
Jeff Goldblum I love it when Reddit takes shit too far.