Doing a load of reflecting whilst in hibernation.
It is unlike me to vent, or express my thoughts about other people, or unpleasant occurrences. I usually keep these thoughts and opinions to myself. However, recent events have caused me consternation, about some people, and the deterioration of ethics, standards and values that I see exhibited by both children and adults alike.
I use my personal Facebook Page like a Diary. The majority of my posts are made public, with only a few posts which are viewable only by myself. I am a very open person, and consider if I have something to say, or comment on, or engage with social media on, it can be viewed by anyone, not just my ‘face book friends’.
Most of my posts may be considered boring to some viewers. I post about my Art and Craft Projects, Recipes, Photography and other subjects that interest me. I respect my readers and do not publish controversial material, or discuss taboo subjects such as religion or politics.
The vast majority of my ‘facebook friends’ are really strangers. I have no idea who and what they are, or who the real person is behind their ‘facebook façade’.
I have noticed there has been no engagement by my facebook audience on a recent post. I made the following post after becoming quite disgusted with some of the material encountered, in viewing some of my ‘facebook friends’ posts.
Here is my post, venting my disgust.
“This is NOT Personal, it only applies to some FB People, and not all FB Friends. When *some FB people asked to be my friend, I said yes, but only after I had checked out their FB Page, and Timeline. I was NOT to know that this was their *Public Face, or that the stuff that they made available to their *Facebook Friends would be very *different”.
I am embarrassed to look at some of their Facebook Pages, Timelines etc, for what they show. It is an awkward position to be in. Sure I can ignore them, but the only other alternative is to *Unfriend them.
FB allows you to choose your audience, and in particular *specific friends* if you wish. So if you want to share ‘questionable topics, & photos etc’ that may not appeal to all of your friends, you have that option.
My ‘non controversial’ friends can look up and see other friends that have responded to some of my posts. I believe these ‘non controversial friends’ would also be shocked at what they might see on my ‘so-called FB friend’s posts’ . So rather than I get upset and disappointed at what my *FB friends* may share publicly to their *friends, I will unfriend these people.
Thank goodness for my ‘real life friends’, most of whom are not on FB, or if they are, they rarely post or communicate with others, they just use FB to keep in touch with family.
I only joined FB 2 years ago, purely to engage and promote my ART. I have no interest in finding some of the rubbish that I have seen on some of the Timelines in recent times. There appears to be a total lack of respect, ethics and morals out there in the Social Media.” (end of quoted post)