Months ago I posted about Facebook, and why people were annoyed by those of us (yes I am one of them) who put our kids’ pictures instead of our own in our profile. You can read my post on the topic here. Here is what interests me and amazes me. I continue to get people who want to comment and say mean things about people who post about their kids on Facebook. What I don’t understand is, if you don’t want to see anything about my kids on Facebook, then why are you my friend? Unfriend me. Seriously, I won’t be hurt. I have chosen to use Facebook for my personal social network. The people I have friended, or allowed to friend me, are all actual friends of mine. You can see from my Facebook profile that I don’t have a ridiculous number of friends. I tend to push people over to LinkedIn. On LinkedIn I never post about my kids or use their picture for my profile. But why is what I do on my own personal Facebook that offensive to people? Seriously, “change the channel,” or in Facebook speak, unfriend me. I feel like it is the same as when people complain and get upset about a TV show. Don’t watch it.
So stop being annoyed with people on Facebook who do X, Y or Z. Take action. Take control. Don’t be their friend.