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Monday, November 30, 2015

Facebook frustration


I am addicted to Facebook. I love keeping up with my friends. I have no idea how all these funny pictures and videos find there way to FB to give me a moments laugh, but increasingly over the last year the open forum for expressing your political and religious and anti religious ideas and hopes and fears has made my visits feel more like toxic exposure.

I do not want to quit but just the catching up process exposes me to great things I want to read and ugly angry things I wish had never been posted.

I am addicted though, just gotta see who said what, and that's my frustration.

1 comment:

KC Bob said...

I am addicted too Don. ツ

I have developed a three phased therapeutic methodology when I am browsing my timeline.

The first phase is the hiding posts "shared" by friends from people/groups who I do not know. For example, friend Joe shares something from people-who-love-guns. In response I simply hide all content from people-who-love-guns.

The second phase is unfollowing folks who are always sharing posts like that without really commenting on what they share. I also unfollow folks who I feel consistently draw me in to contentious and negative discussions. This usually takes a while to discern because everyone can have a bad week or two.

Lastly, I have on rare occasions unfriended a person. I only do it if they consistently respond to my posts with bad stuff. I think that I have done the two or three times.