Life is short: block early, often, and without remorse
I like a good discussion but if a person/troll acts like a misinformed and ignorant jerk - immediate block
“Media is like the weather only it’s man made weather” - Mickey Knox...
Nobody uses social media the same way or for the same purpose.
Knowing how our activities in the social media matrix affect our real life moods demands we carefully curate our own experiences.
Our social media feeds need pruning and weeding like a garden.
It really does feel futile to block when Twitter is overrun by trolls, but there really is no other option. I don’t give these people a second more of my attention than they deserve.
Ancestry=Facebook for dead people
I do the same although I’m more of a reader than a Tweeter. I wonder what your opinion is of politicians who block their constituents? Any different considerations, if the comments are critical but not abusive?
"During my time on Twitter" this sounded like talking about a prison sentence.
I am with you 100% on this! Block! Block! Block!
Yes! Block early and often. I knew it was time to leave Twitter when I realized I was blocking and reporting abuse more than I was engaging with the community I’d come to appreciate there. It just wasn’t fun anymore. Same with Facebook.
I’ve been enjoying connecting with people on Mastodon, and so far I haven’t had to block anyone — though I know the quieter environment there doesn’t work for everyone. It seems like we are at the precipice of a shift in the social media landscape, and that’s a good thing.
Bourbon ok. Consider Boulevardier. Max two per week. I probably haven’t ever blocked anyone on social media, but my accounts have always been private and I’ve never posted anything for public consumption. Which is why I respect and admire folks like yourself, who put yourselves in harms way for the greater good. Your work is greatly appreciated. I feel your pain, however. I immediately block anyone who phones me from an unknown number and doesn’t leave a proper voicemail. Same with email or texts. That’s about three per day. And I reject all follower requests unless I know the person well enough to help them move. By definition, I’m antisocial. As it relates to social media. Cheers!