(Closed) Winning on Social Media

posted 3 years ago in Beehive
Post # 60
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542 posts
Busy bee

thanks to blocking, unfollowing, and snoozing; my feed is just how i like it!

Pets and jokes only! And the occasional human interest post from people i actually care about and who don’t abuse their social media privileges.

Post # 61
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674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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emmabird :  I wasn’t responding to your original post and I didn’t tag you in my response. My post was geared towards the entire thread. And you’re welcome, although I’m not sure what for. 

Post # 63
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574 posts
Busy bee

I personally quite like using SM. I live in Spain, all my friends are all over the globe and my family are UK based. Although we keep in touch a lot using whatsapp, phonecalls and meeting up face-to-face I also like using SM as another means to keep in touch. I can see what they have been up to and see photos….I even quite like the mundane stuff, as I live away from everyone it makes me feel ‘at home’ reading that my best friend has been out walking th dogs and got muddy. 

I am very happy for all my friends and like all the mushy SO posts and photos of kids. I am happy that they are happy 🙂 

 

Post # 64
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I really don’t see what the big deal is…people are allowed to post whatever they want. And yes, people are allowed to react however they want but personally I am not bothered by people trying to “brag” about their lives. If they want to post pictures of their hot bod/baby/new car/awesome vacation/whatever, who the heck cares? Live and let live…

Post # 65
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Also, why even have a Fb or insta account if all you’re going to do is block everyone or get annoyed at what they are posting? Seems like a waste of time to me…

Post # 66
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5082 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I actually don’t have a big issue with the braggers anymore, I unfriended them if they were annoying. I don’t mind people sharing their successes, but I can’t stand humble bragging. Like, “OMG I have the flu so I could only run 12 miles today instead of 15 like I usually do, grrr!” Just shut up. 

I also don’t like the people that post sexually vulgar memes. I have a few fb friends that always post those memes from pages about how good relationships should be, like “If she ain’t cooking you dinner and sucking you off every night, she ain’t worth it” with my friend sharing with the comment “I guess I’m worth it!”. Gross. 

Post # 68
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2492 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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emmabird :  I’m not on any social media other than WeddingBee, if that counts. But once in a while, DH will show me somebody’s profile that’s winning in “social media land” but not in real life. I always feel sorry and embarrassed for them. 

Post # 69
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5778 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m late to the party….all the boobs have been flashed, all the Doritos eaten….you Bees suck tongue-out

 

I like Facebook (I don’t have IG or twitter). I get to see lots of photos, keep in touch/ re-connect etc. It’s also useful for group chats, like organizing a family event or a chat with teammates etc. 

It also tells me more about a person than I might know otherwise- like my son’s friend who posts in support of mental health, LGBT issues, and human rights quite frequently. I think even more highly of him for that. Or the opposite- the spineless “I’m not a racist/homophobe/misogynist” in person at extended family events where he’s on his best manners but who posts his good-ole-boy bigoted shit online. Unfriend. One less toxic asshole in my life. 

And the ones who put on a false front of the shiny, happy perfect life when you know the reality is different…..I feel sorry for them but also it’s objectively interesting re human nature etc. 

If someone is harnlessly irritating (ie those bewilderingly inane lists of their day got dinner in the slowcooker, second load of laundry started, vacuumed and now deciding what to bake for dessert # soblessed) I just keep scrolling- and if it gets excessive enough to fill up my newsfeed I simply unfollow rather than unfriend so I can see their stuff when I choose to but don’t hurt their feelings. I save actual ‘unfriending’ for truly offensive shit. 

Post # 70
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Blushing bee

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emmabird :  “ I could just “not have” a social media, which would mean deleting my account. However, that would be 10 years worth of life-documenting just gone.”

Thats interesting. Wonder how people who live their life on facebook would react if the site closed down, all data got lost or something. Useful to have a backup real life then.

Post # 71
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1641 posts
Bumble bee

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happyjuju :  I don’t know :'( but she’s really good at it 😀

Post # 74
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854 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I keep social media for my friends and family overseas mostly, and close friends here. I have unfollowed and deleted so many people who are just insufferable on social media. The most uninspiring people are the ones who constantly have to remind you how inspiring they are.

Don’t get me started on the condescending ‘#blessed’ Mum posts. No, I don’t need to see 20 individual photos of your kid with food smeared all over its face. No one wants descriptions of diaper contents. The things your kids say are cute and relevant to only you. You do not need to put everything your kids says as your FB status a la “kids say the darndest things!”

Yesterday one person actually posted in one of those colourful Facebook status boxes: “Why yes, I made a tiny human from scratch. I’m pretty special, aren’t I?” She also posted about how people who don’t have kids cannot know what a meaningful life is. Yeah, delete.

Post # 75
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1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I know this isn’t winning related,  but I suppose this thread is as much about real life and SM too,  right.  So I commented on a random news article(i was logged into my FB to comment)news article a few years back with a stance that my cousin’s daughter disagreed with and she commented on my comment and unfriended me. I mean,  I get that she was 21 and you feel things very strongly at that age. . .

I suppose I could have been the bigger person and reached out IRL,  but honestly,  I disagreed with her and am not close to her anyway,  so I never attempted to contact her again. She’s not really close to the rest of the family either so I haven’t seen her at any family activities since then. 

Now it’s a little awkward for the wedding because I’m inviting her mom and brother,  but not her because I still don’t particularly want to see her. All this over a random comment on a news article. 

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