I don’t like social media, but I use it because I have to. The main reason I don’t like it is, people. They use and abuse it no end. I recently deactivated my Tumblr account. At first, it was a good platform. But then, after a while, the level of smut appearing on a daily basis became so ridiculous, I felt it was time to leave … for good.
Now for Facebook.
I keep my friends count low, because I do not feel the need to just accept any random person as a friend, and don’t feel the need to be popular. I don’t post much on my personal profile, but I have a page for my blog, where posts from my three blogs can be found in one place.
Now, what I loathe about this particular platform, is that even when you have checked your privacy settings, and are somewhat satisfied with it, something else is on show. I don’t like this. Not one bit. This isn’t protecting your privacy at all, is it?
I am a part of many groups for blogging and business. Very recently, I noticed someone follow a bunch of groups I’ve been a part of for a little while. Whilst I understand these groups are for everyone, considering they are not interlinked, I found this rather odd. So, I sent a private message to that said person, whereby I stated it may or may not be the case, but asked that if they are looking at my profile could they please stop, as I felt like they are stalking me (so didn’t actually accuse them of doing so), and it’s making me feel uncomfortable. I wasn’t rude and wished them well.
I received a message back telling me how I insulted the person, how “for someone who posts positive quotes” my message to the person was quite harsh. Not to mention that I was rude to approach the person and accuse them of stalking me. The person then muted the conversation – which is fine by me. I find them insufferable anyway, pretentious and fake.
Now, clearly, I did not accuse the person of anything, I merely asked a question, but the saying “If the shoe fits …” comes to mind. For someone who claims they have done nothing wrong, they a) didn’t read the message properly, so only saw what they wanted to see, which was my accusing them of stalking, which I did not, and b) certainly had such a big reaction to something they claim not to have done.
Just because I post Positive Quotes, it does not mean I do not have the right to ask questions if I think/feel something is amiss. It is my right to do so, and so I shall.