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by Lilli Adams 2 months ago in social media


Social media nowadays can be a tricky thing, because if we post something on social media websites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., are we really asking for a reply? If we do get a negative reply how can we handle this.

It is not new that some people are just more brazen than others are, but must we be subjected to unsolicited advice from a total stranger? If you have asked a question then of course, but what should you do if you suddenly find yourself stuck in the middle of a discussion that you didn’t ask to participate in.

Yes you can always block the person if it gets too bad. You can report them, but only if they threaten you, or they use vulgar language. What is best is to make sure that they know that you do not want, or need their advice. This might make them stop. I am not saying that this works every single time, but you should at least try to do something if this is happening to you.

If you are being tagged in on a conversation that does not involve you can remind them that on Twitter they can take you out of this by removing your name. This is a simple thing to do by clicking who is part of the conversation, and then you just uncheck whoever you want to. I do not know if a lot of people know that it is possible to do this.

You can also just simply not response, because eventually most people quit, and again for those who are not taking a hint just block them, or they will very likely not leave you alone. I do not know why, but some people enjoy confrontation. They do not care, because all they want is some sort of attention from you.

Everyone has an opinion, and we are all certainly entitled to this, but not when you did not ask what someone thought, especially if this person is being rude. Some people simply want attention even if it is negative attention they do not care. These are usually people who you just cannot win with, because no matter what is said they think that they are always right. I know that we all know people who are like this.

Social media has changed over the years, and a lot of people are becoming more bold about what they are saying. Many of these websites have the ability to ban the people who continuously post misinformation, but still this shows up on someone else’s page. If you see these kinds of things you need to report them. It is the only way that this is going to stop.

Advice is just that, because either you can take it or leave, but you certainly do not have to take someone’s advice, especially if you did not ask what they thought in the first place. If you ever feel overwhelmed then it is just best if you take a break from social media websites, and maybe watch a movie, or go for a walk, because there is one thing that is for certain these websites will always be there tomorrow. Social media is meant to be fun, informative, and if you are not getting those kinds of things from these websites then maybe it’s time for you to rethink what you’re doing. Social media can be a slippery slope, because we enjoy reading what has been posted, but why would anyone enjoy negative comments?

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Lilli Adams

I'm a former flight attendant who still likes to travel. I love all animals. Please be kind everyone, because you never know what someone else might be going through.

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