|Alan1 Wrote:The etiquette of some individuals on FB is severely lacking. I was recently "unfriended" and blocked by a person whom I held in high esteem, and enjoyed interacting with. All this without the decency of an explanation why the actions were taken. Although I understand that a rational is not "owed", there are certain social considerations that should be observed. After multiple attempts to seek clarrification via alternate avenues, I have been met only with silence. It is unfortunate that Facebook gives certain parties the excuse to act without basic manners. |
Why's that any different than if someone stops calling or writing inexplicably?
I've been unfriended before. It was no big deal. I figured out it was probably over something political and, well, it was one of those issues (an anti-hate rant, if I remember correctly) that made me think it was good riddance if the dude disagreed to me to the point that he unfriended.
I don't find Facebook boring. I use it solely to keep up with friends I wouldn't have contact with otherwise (which is why I scoff when people say social media keeps people from interacting. Social media is how I keep some modicum of contact with people I wouldn't bother to call or email otherwise). On occasion I'll see a post I don't care about, but the scroll wheel on my mouse works great so I just skip it. And often I'll learn or see really cool stuff. I don't really understand the people who do nothing but brag and act like their life is perfect-- I thought the whole point of keeping up with friends is so they actually know what's going on with you, not to crow about the same three or four topics that prove how wonderful you and your life are and say nothing else-- but okay, I can skip that stuff too.