Last week CNN Tech wrote an article about how to deal with a friend “unfriending” you on a social network, such as Facebook or Twitter. Do you confront them, or just deal with it and move on with your life? Lamarr decided to discuss his own take on this article for this week’s video with us.
The article deals with a person writing in and asking how to handle an uncomfortable “real-life” situation. The person had a casual friend who suddenly removed them on Facebook. The writer was seemingly confused at the removal, and wondering how to handle future social situations when the two met. Brenna and Andrea were quick to point out that the original poster wasn’t all that innocent: people don’t remove others without a reason. This is why so many people grit their teeth and bear their worst enemies online. We simply don’t like the fallout that comes with removing someone from our social circle.
Lamarr has a bit of a different take on things. He is quite tired of people having someone throw a fit, cry or be heartbroken when someone unfollows them. He also feels it’s extremely rude to then confront the person about it. People get tired of reading certain status updates after a while. You may be a great person in real life. That doesn’t necessarily mean you post updates which are interesting to every single person in your social circle.
We only have so much time in each day. If you’re posting hundreds of inane “updates” per day, who the heck is going to have time to read them all? Do YOU want your Twitter feed or Facebook wall taken over by one person? Of course you don’t. You want to see what everyone is up to.
Are you someone who comes unglued if a person dares to unfollow you? Would you confront them about it – or just let it go?
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