Last night I learnt a very big social media lesson. Apparently blocking or unfollowing is a VERY big deal... I honestly didn't realise this.
I decided to block a friends account as she post really negative and judgemental stuff. I'm all about positive influences and I use Instagram as quite an 'inspiration driven' page. Most of the people I follow are really into clean eating and health and I use it as my little dose of happiness pretty much daily.
This 'friend' was posting things (which of course she's entitled to) like 'I hope you get your period in a shark tank...' Type stuff.
I'm quite oblivious to the codes of such actions as blocking and apparently I was sending her a clear eff off out of my life message. There really wasn't a lot of thought behind it from my end - I just didn't want negativity and passive aggressive pics flooding my feed.
I wouldn't have a clue if I've been blocked or unfollowed by someone - well unless I wanted to stalk them ... Which mainly only happens with the celebs I follow!! Ha
We are now feuding as she got very personal and attacked me quite harshly so I'm feel very good about my decision. I had made her feel horrible because I posted photos of a handful of friends coming over from work for my birthday. This was actually organised by another friend and I had no idea who was invited and this cranky friend got all offended. I didn't even invite family or anything and not once did I think I'd be upsetting people or rubbing them the wrong way.
But I'm just wondering is deleting/blocking/in following really such a big drama?? I'm not on Fakebook and after this I'm really thinking of deleting my Instagram too ... Or making a new one without people I know.
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31-10-2013 18:18 #1
Blocking on Instagram
Last edited by Theboys&me; 31-10-2013 at 18:57.
31-10-2013 18:21 #2Senior Member
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Oh wow. I had no idea you could block people on Instagram.
I always assumed the whole point was you followed and unfollowed at whim and that was part of the fluidity of the medium.
Some people take things too seriously.
31-10-2013 18:24 #3
I don't know anything about instagram - was she posting shark tank stuff on your photos? If so, she deserves a clear eff off out of your life.
31-10-2013 18:58 #4
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31-10-2013 19:04 #5
I've really never understood people getting hot and bothered or judging and having a go at others passively online. If I have an issue with the content (like her page) I just remove myself from seeing it in the form of blocking or unfollowing. I just don't feel the need to belittle others.
She's not a very happy person generally and I think seeing the negativity often magnified it to me. I didn't want to feel dragged down by it.
Am I the only one who feels they've changed their view on a person after social networking exposure?? I kind of like living in my bubble!! Haha
31-10-2013 19:20 #6
She sounds self absorbed if she's so concerned about someone unfollowing her.
31-10-2013 20:19 #7
Sounds like a little ray of sunshine
I'd probably block stuff like that as well.
Side note, if you do create a new account do you mind letting me know? I haven't posted much but I like seeing what others post
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