As Facebook has evolved, it seems it's more useful for the groups you can join than interacting with your high school classmates and distant family members. There are groups for writers, groups for bloggers, groups for your neighborhood... The list goes on.
As anyone who has ever spent time in online forums knows, things can get ugly. There's always that one person who never seemed to have been taught how to act like a decent human being.
So you find yourself doing this...
And then you ask yourself why...because:
But Facebook has a feature that is all kinds of amazing. It's called this:
In the group I'm most active in, a few people seem to be perpetually cranky. They take that crankiness out on everyone else. They were never taught this basic lesson everyone in the South learns from a young age:
I've only blocked a few people...usually after seeing a pattern of behavior. Most of the time it's that they seem to always be looking for a fight and do you know what?
Most often when I've blocked someone, it's more of an effort to keep them from seeing my posts than vice versa. If they can't see me, they can't reply with their nasty rudeness. Clicking on "Block" is very liberating. You immediatley feel as though someone has been completely removed from your life.
If only we could block toxic people in real life. One minute they're there, the next they vanish.
Have you ever blocked someone on Facebook?