Has anyone else noticed that all the social media outlets online now it’s that much easier to be passive aggressive at the drop of the hat. Someone pisses you off? You unfriend them on Facebook. Someone starts to annoy you? You unfollow them on twitter. You decide you don’t like someone anymore but dont’ want to come out and say it? Untag all their photos of you.
I’m not innocent in this aspect. I got in a fight with a friend and I changed my Facebook feed so I would not have to see their updates. Part of me only did that so I could let my anger cool off but part of me was like “ha! take that!” It looked to me like this person also untagged a picture of mine, which is you know as cruel as you can get so I went an untagged a picture she had of mine.
I’ve written the status updates that are biting and sarcastic without saying who it is but knowing that the person I am talking about probably knows it is about them. When doing it, it feels a little like giving this person an imaginary electric shock.
To unfriend a person on Facebook is like the preverbial bitchslap but it’s one that isn’t as easy to take back. That is something you really can’t deny and when the fight is over you have to swallow your pride and re-friend them again.
It sounds so childish, so immature. Having Facebook and Twitter has brought out some of the worst in people. The funny thing is these little games make it so we don’t have to actually deal with anyone or address real issues but eventually everything has to be dealt with, right? Or we could just go on with life, secretly despising this person because they unfriended you.