‘Unfriending’ annoying people hurts their feelings

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‘Unfriending’ annoying people hurts their feelings

Post by plwk » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:13 am


“Unfriend” someone on Facebook whose posts you find annoying? A new study finds that that person may avoid you, forever. More here

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Re: ‘Unfriending’ annoying people hurts their feelings

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:51 am


An alternative is simply to remove people from your notifications and news feed.

That way you won't see any of their activity unless you go to their wall.

If the problem is them getting on your wall, you can create customised exclusions which Facebook remembers and applies to your next post.

There's many alternatives...

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Re: ‘Unfriending’ annoying people hurts their feelings

Post by Cittasanto » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:41 pm

It also maybe the case that it is an application, and they don't realise (as I have done, and happens from time to time too me). just block the app. or change the settings to not show that app on your wall if it is one you use.
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: ‘Unfriending’ annoying people hurts their feelings

Post by Mawkish1983 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:58 am

I cannot help but get annoyed at things like this... it's just a website. Back when the internet as the reserve of nerds, we learnt how to use it responsibly. We grew a thick skin and avoided the online dangers. Normal people viewed the internet as the domain of nerds. Since Facebook came along, absolutely everyone is online, updating their statuses whilst sitting in the toilet, interacting with their real life friends via this new medium. Unlike the nerds, these normal people don't seem to realise that it is just a website, and they don't have to use it.

Rant, complete with unfair and untrue generalisations.

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Re: ‘Unfriending’ annoying people hurts their feelings

Post by chownah » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:23 am

"unfriending": dukkha for the 21st century

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