Post # 1
So I think we’ve all agreed that FB is what it is, people will continue to overshare, and all we can really do is hide people’s posts or unfriend them.
What types of posts or social media actions have caused you to hide or unfriend someone from Facebook? Where they close friends, family, or just that guy/girl from college you said hello to? Are your tolerance levels different depending on your relationship to that person?
To answer my own question: I hid all posts from an old college friend except for what Facebook deems “important”. The reasoning was that she posted at least twenty stupid meme,s pictures, stories, links, etc a day, and my newsfeed was covered with her crap. I didn’t want to unfriend, but I couldn’t stand her useless posting, so I chose to hide.
I am close to hiding or unfriending another girl from college who posts some pretty hateful political things. It’s just rubbing me the wrong way and I don’t want to be baited into a debate, so I might be hiding soon. I’m also getting pretty tired of her hourly updates on her kid, many of which have included info that is simply TMI.
Post # 3
If I feel like you shouldn’t really have access to my personal life I’ll unfriend. If you post negative things all the time, I will hide from sight.
Post # 4
I probably sound like an awful person, but a couple of my close friends are pregnant at the moment and I have had to hide one of them from my newsfeed for the sheer number of pregnancy/baby-related photos, statuses, etc. I get that it’s exciting and am not averse to the odd update but if you scroll down her ‘timeline’ there has literally not been anything on a different them for the last however many months. It’s come to totally define her life, it seems… Ok, rant over, sorry!
Post # 5
I hide people that have proven they are into drama. One girl will publicly post that her boyfriend is an alcoholic and she’s done with him and then the next day will post how in love she is. I can’t stand that.
I also hide people that are always trying to sell things whether its old handbags or advocare or whatever else.
Post # 6
@littlemisst08: I have said before that what people do on FB generally doesn’t bug me, I try not to give it that much significance in my life. However, there are two things that totally cross the line for me:
1). Post upon post of your herbalife/Body by Vi/Mona Vie/Visalus/It Works Wrap or other period scheme health crap that is clearly just a waste of time and money.
Posts get hidden.
2). FU God Posts, God doesn’t exist, God hates you etc. I don’t post overbearing religious propaganda and I expect the same level of respect.
If someone is honestly of this train of thought I will delete them from FB and I have twice so far.
Post # 8
I’ve hid a pretty good friend… “of the group” (ie he’s not personally MY good friend but a close friend of the group we hang out with most).
Blowing up my feed with car shows that I don’t give a shit less about. And being overly annoying and cheesy about his wife. My hot wife… I love my sexy wife… Natural beuty wife… *barf*
Post # 9
people who only post negativity and complain about everything
people i friended from high school only to realize i really don’t care anymore
FI’s friend who friended me and only posts about sports (i will meet him at the wedding but i have no idea who he is)
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
I’ve deleted two people who seemed to only use facebook to rant about their political agendas. Enough is enough and they were openly insulting people!
Post # 11
Political and religious posts.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Racist stuff, homophobic stuff, and constant utterly unfounded Fox News talking points = unfriending.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I think I’ve only unfriended two people ever… one was a friend’s ex girlfriend who would post really stupid, ignorant status updates, and was generally a horrible person. The other was a girl who I was only acquaintances with who made a negative comment when I posted some pro-gay marriage stuff. She told me I could either delete her comment or unfriend her… and I was feeling saucy that day.. so I unfriended her… she was otherwise a very sweet person though.
Post # 14
I unfriend anyone who I don’t talk to on a normal basis. Including some aunts, cousins, etc. I also just straight up decline friend requests from anyone I dont talk to much. Like old high school friends that are just being nosey.
I “hide” people who update their staus 2890489 times a day, but I cant actually unfriend them. Like my SIL and some of DH’s friends.
And I hide my own personal pictures/updates from my co-workers. Because of my position at work I need to keep personal and work separate. So the few co-workers that have added me cant see much stuff on my page.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I hide a lot of hateful political or religious stuff. I don’t want that kind of negatively.
I’ll also hide anything I find “gross” (pictures of bugs etc), this happens perhaps more often to me because I follow a lot of science based groups on FB. Somethings are awesome, but some are so gross I can’t look at them! LOL.
Lastly, things that are too sad. Not personal things from people but they’ll post memes or something that just make me want to cry, especially on emotional days! If anyone’s seen the one where the kid is getting teased for buying his Dad a flower for his birthday, then the kid takes it to place on his Dad’s grave…oh I just can’t…it gets me!! I don’t know why but that just makes me want to cry.
Other than those I pretty much let it go, I don’t spend that much time looking at them.
I did hide all posts from a cousin of mine though because I was sick of her heavy PDA pictures with her BF. It was like all she posted! I didn’t need to see them snuggling in bed together!
Post # 16
– Too many memes (a relative used to post over 1 per minute for several hours – we’re talking 300+ in an afternoon).
– Constant passive aggressive bitching about everyone they know.
– Racist/misogynist/ethnocentric/homophobic posts.
– Sellers of Scentsy, whatever other candles are popular these days, stupid crap jewellery or purses, etc. I don’t want to be asked to buy your poor quality, over-priced shit.