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{July 10, 2011}   Censorship on Facebook

Everyone seems to have their own opinions on what one should post or NOT post about on Facebook. There hasn’t been one day that has gone by in which I don’t see some one complaining about SOMETHING posted. Well….you want to know what I have to say about this? I have to say that the posts complaining are more annoying to me than the posts THEY are complaining about! Seriously.

WHY? Because if you have such an issue with it, YOU can hide the posts, YOU can delete them or you can delete the person. If you add someone to your Facebook, it’s supposed to be because they are either a friend of yours, a family member, co worker or maybe just an acquaintance that you clicked with. If their posts are bothering you that much, maybe you’re not as close as you thought you were?

I fully appreciate the variety of posts I see. I appreciate the differing views and opinions, the quirky posts that delve deep into who that person really is and what they really stand for, the videos and stories each person posts that gives you a bird’s eye view into how their mind really works. I don’t exercise the “delete person” ability very much because I believe just like in a real world environment, we are meant to adapt and work around annoyances, things said we don’t agree with and things we scoff at. As long as a person isn’t attacking me wrongly, I will leave it alone if they post something not in accordance to what I may believe. Sometimes I can learn great lessons from seeing a different side of things. I like to remain open minded to taking in all sides and then deciding for myself.

Recently, a mutual friend of me and my hubby’s privately messaged my husband and basically told him he would “prefer if he wouldn’t post about eating fast food” and such because he is on a diet and trying to lose weight and this tempts him. My reaction when my husband told me this was that the “friend” needs to grow up and get over himself. In the real world, people are going to be talking about fast food and eating it in front of him constantly and this is something he will just have to learn to deal with. You can’t expect the world to bow down for you and roll out the red carpet and say, ” We will not do ANYTHING whatsoever to tempt you.”

This is not the first time this mutual friend has told my husband he didn’t like something he posted for stupid reasons and I’m sure it won’t be the last. He has never said anything to me about any of MY posts…which he is smart for because he wouldn’t like my response. I would tell him delete me if you have an issue…I am not going to change myself or the way I personally post for anyone. I have a right just like everyone else to post whatever I feel like. If someone else doesn’t like it, they can delete me and I could care less. If the way you deal with things that annoy you is to delete them, then by all means, feel free to do so. If you come to me and attack me up front, believe me when I say that I, myself, will do the honors of deleting you. 🙂

Sorry for this post…I just felt like ranting!

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nrhatch says:

Wow! I cannot believe that he asked your husband NOT to post about fast food. Wow!
I guess he expects the whole world to change it’s shape to accomodate him. 😀

For the most part, I feel as you do. I do “unfriend” people on FB if nothing they post interests me. I don’t usually “hide” them . . . that seems a bit chicken.



I hide posts of games and apps. that I don’t play so that I won’t have to see those but as for posts from people…most of my friends posts’ don’t really bother me because I don’t friend people on FB that easily. I’m pretty picky for the most part about who I friend….but some of my friends obviously have different ideas than me so I’m not going to always agree with ALL their posts…which is fine, I just ignore and don’t let it bother me….



I still can’t believe this. This is the most immature and selfish request I’ve heard about in a long time. You know I fought with my weight for years and not only had to live with thin people around me eating whatever they wanting and not gaining, but had to cook for my family, and shop for groceries, and watch endless fast food commercials on television. Losing weight is a really personal issue and you have to conquer it yourself. Asking the world around you to limit themselves so you can lose weight is ridiculous. If you can’t do it on your own, it’s not going to happen.



Exactly! Of course Chad probably told you that he deleted both of us….cause Chad called him and told him he wasn’t going to change what he posted for him.
He messaged Chad’s mom and said, “It’s sad I have to lose a friend over food.”….Uh…yea, it is! Sad for him, not for Chad! De-friending a friend in real life because they talk about fast food and tempt you is childish and no one needs a friend like that anyways!
I mean…what does he do when he sees the food commercials? those are pretty darn tempting for anyone!



Sharon, I always ck that tiny x so rid those posts. My my that post on someone commenting about fast food-un friend them. Pray for them. See,what happens on this is that they deny the good or Christ in him and you. That is how I look at it. The reason I say that is b/c in person I have had some nasty things said to me to my face, so I walk away knowing that they are insecure and I am not. I hope this helps. xoxo Jackie



They actually unfriended my husband and me when my husband told him he wasn’t going to change his posts for him….Pretty sad that someone ends a friendship over something so stupid…but not a good friend in the first place if that kind of thing will end it.



Haha, this is such a ridiculous request! Maybe that person needs to stop looking at FB updates every hour… What fascinates me is the number of people who say where they are at all times, especially when it’s not at home. They’re at a restaurant, away for the weekend, on vacation on the other side of the country. I’m so tempted to ask them if it means there’s nobody at their house at the moment, but I’m afraid I’ll give someone a bad idea. But seriously, why tell your 200 “friends” you’ve just left home for a week?



Yeah, I’ve heard horror stories of people’s houses getting robbed by a so called “friend” because they had posted on Facebook they were going to be gone for awhile….you just can never be sure who your real friends are sometimes….that’s why I try to be as careful as I can about not posting every detail….i guess posting about it in a blog might not be as good either, though and I HAVE done that…..You just don’t always think about it at the time



The Hook says:

Ranting rules!



And you are the king of ranting and I love it! 🙂



eof737 says:

Oh go right ahead and vent, I agree with you… 🙂
Again, I’m catching up on blog comments after another long 4 day yoga retreat in Boston… I got back Thursday night to over a thousand emails. Will begin a marathon commenting effort shortly! TY! 🙂



Venting is sometimes good for you, huh? 🙂



I read this when you first posted it, but never got around to commenting.

I find this to be so completely ridiculous. I don’t always approve of what other people post on Facebook, but you know what? It’s their right to post it . . . and I don’t have to read it if I don’t want to!



Exactly! The guy that caused all this drama unfriended me and my hubby after my hubby talked to him on the phone about the issue……and the guy told him he couldn’t be friends “if my husband didn’t respect that he was on a diet and didn’t want to hear about him eating fast food cause it was tempting him”…..so he stopped being his friend in real life, too…..and from what I last heard, he even changed his number! So strange……



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