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How Selective are You-Social Media

Do you just follow anyone? or are you selective and do a bit of research first?

One hears so much about abuse through social media and I am wondering why. Surely not everyone is so gullible or click happy to follow or friend everyone who makes a request to connect. I can understand the younger generation making bad choices but the older age bracket certainly should click with caution.

If you get someone following you on Twitter you don’t have to follow back if they are undesirables it wont hurt their feelings as they are just fishing to find another person to vent their spleen at. Its easy to see those who are blatantly unpleasant so its not difficult to block or ignore. To reply to these people only ignites them so best to leave well alone.

The word friend and love have changed their meanings over time and now are what I refer to as throwaway words.

The dictionary suggest the word friend as a noun is:

A person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.

person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile: Who goes there? Friend or foe?

And the word love as:

profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
So many mixed messages here between the way we use these words and their true meaning.
But getting back to friending and following, why do people want so many especially as many of them will be unknown until the request is made. I can understand following if you have an interest in that person say an author, entertainer or a business in which you are involved but why do people want to have thousands listed? Less is more especially if you are going to read everything that these connections post. Surely a few select ones will be more beneficial.

 

Tuesday Post

Things have been a bit busy lately so blogging has been put to one side. Having gone back to doing a bit more secretarial and website work together with my usual caring duties time and the weeks have been flying by.

I am trying to put all my little websites into one instead of having lots of bits, which is all time consuming added to which my domain server resolutely refuses to accept WordPress as a server! So for the time being if you go to https://stormgrayson.wordpress.com you will find all my new pages, some yet to be filled.

I have also been learning on the job with a clients two websites so lets hope I shall be up to speed if someone else comes along wanting help.

I am now going to put up some pictures on my other pages and some blurb so don’t forget to check back later.