Facebook and Twitter aren’t for everyone. A few months ago a friend de-Facebooked himself because he was sick of being treated like a marketing statistic and having to view the targeted ads that appear on the pages. That’s one way to look at it.
Another way is, that’s the price of using a networking tool for free and it’s your responsibility to learn how to change your own privacy settings. Plus, I have control over where my eyeballs rest and I don’t read the ads if I don’t want to.
Last week a Facebook “friend” went on a rant about using the website. He said that if anyone invited him to an event, asked him to play a game or suggested a friend for him, he automatically unfriended them. That’s it, no second chances. Merely ask the question and you’re dead to him! So I immediately hid him! (Hiding is an excellent way to not have to view a person without unfriending them!)
My question is, what the hell is he doing there? I’ve never been an intrusive Facebooker but if someone invites me to play or attend something, I have the option of saying no. It’s the same as having the option of not picking up a ringing telephone or choosing not to answer a knock at my door. Blaming the caller or knocker is an alien concept to me.
Sadly, this guy had a number of supporters who felt as he did. In other words, they want everyone else to behave under their own, special rules and lord help them if they don’t – ostracized! What a confusing way to conduct yourself. Count me out and count him hidden!