Greetings/assalamu alaikum, OK, I really wasn’t going to blog about this, I mean, truthfully, I actually did think about it, but I didn’t want to seem childish or immature or indulging in drama myself, but…
It seems that one person on twitter and another person on facebook has had a problem with my recent volley of retweets. Which is OK, I realize I’ve been retweeting a lot lately, probably a lot more than usual. Firstly, because there are a lot of news stories that I feel both my twitter followers (as well as my facebook friends) would find interesting. And secondly, it’s just so much easier to just hit the retweet link and send via TweetyMail.
The (now former) twitter follower not only felt the need to vaguely (but of course not directly to me mind you) refer to “certain people” who were “filling up their timeline with nothing but news items which then made it difficult to keep up with their timeline”, but then felt the need, again behind my back, to engage in a conversation about how bad/hard it was for them, and how bad it was for me that I had supposedly committed this twitter fo-pah.
The almost former facebook friend, left me a message in my inbox asking “Hey don’t you have anything better to do than post nnews crap All the time?”
Uh yes actually, I do have something better to do, which includes working full time.
But here’s my thing. If people can’t do the drama-free thing and either unfollow or de-friend me, whichever applies, I have no problem making their lives much easier and doing it for them. The former twitter friend has been blocked and unfollowed, and the facebook friend is soon-to-be blocked and de-friended.
I don’t have time (no matter how much stuff I may retweet which may seem to suggest otherwise) to indulge immature people’s online temper tantrums. Just as you can turn the channel if something’s on that you don’t like, surely, if you don’t like the kinds of things that someone is tweeting or posting, etc., if you’re a true friend, which none of these people seemed to be, you could have a calm, rational, mature discussion with your “true friend” and advise them accordingly.
But all of this snotty rude message stuff and the “tweeting behind one’s back” stuff is just so “back in high school” to me, and I’m just not going to deal with it.
Unfriend or unfollow me if you feel you must, but please cease with the drama, or the attempt to create it. Because there are people in the world right now who have a lot more to worry about than too many facebook posts on their wall or too many tweets filling up their time line.