Unfollow Unfriend Or Block
byKeith Gatling |19 months ago
When dealing with a disagreeable person on Facebook, someone whose opinions you happen to disagree with, or someone who just happens be annoying or upsetting, you have three options: unfollow, unfriend or block.
A lot of people might opt for unfriending first, but thats a mistake. I think that mistake is made because not enough people know about unfollowing, and unfollowing is usually all thats needed.
Whats the difference between unfollowing and unfriending?
When you unfollow someone, youre still friends. You can still check out each others timelines. You can still tag each other in posts and pictures. It just means that you dont automatically see any of their posts unless they specifically tag you in them.
So if you have a friend who is posting things that bother you…especially during this contentious election season or maybe your friend was going through a rough patch, and you couldnt take their ranting any longer you might want to consider unfollowing them for a while until things calm down. You could even unfollow them permanently.
Unfollowing also results in fewer hurt feelings. Thats because your friend will never know that you unfollowed them…and youre still friends.
I know. Its happened to me. Its been done to me for situations where a simple unfollowing wouldve been much more reasonable and subtle. And its caused a rift that may never be repaired.
Use unfriending sparingly and carefully.