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    Autumnrose
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    Something that has really started to bother me lately is people who post to much tmi on Facebook, particularly mommies who post pictures and updates on their daily do lists…everyday. Sure I could unfollow or unfriend them but then the awkward issue of them sending another request and asking why if I don’t want to be their friend. Luckly there is the “unfollow” with out unfriended. But this is seriously an issue. Especially when they continue to follow this behavior on Instagram. Instagram is not meant to be a social page for constant posts of updating your baby children pix. What happened to photo albums. And the pic are so random,and not even “cute”. Ex. My babies got a fever, at the doc with my sick baby, proud wifey and mommy (with tons of pix) its like they need validation or something. Its too much. I’m not talking about one post per day, I’m talking about every other hour, several times a day. I rarely got on facebook due to this issue but now its happening on Instagram. Anyone feel annoyed as I do? Is there a nice way to even say can you lay off a bit…..

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    K

    Unfortunately there is no nice way to say to lay off a bit. I think the only thing you can do is unfollow them.

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    Copa
    Copa
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    Yeah, I find it annoying, too. And weird and a bit invasive, possibly even unsafe. If I had a kid, I wouldn’t be putting the photos all over social media/the Internet. Once in awhile, sure, but a lot of people these days go overboard with the sharing because social media makes it so easy. It’d be pretty weird to tell someone what they shouldn’t post on their personal pages. The easiest thing to do is unfollow and carry on. I have a really annoying engaged friend and her engagement is going to be two years long — unfollowing has worked GREAT for hiding her annoying posts about her ring and her “forever boyfriend.”

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    dinoceros
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    At least if you unfollow them, the issue of them noticing and friending you back isn’t a problem. I don’t know that I have friends who do this (if I do, I just scroll past or have unfollowed them), but I think generally with social media, as long as it doesn’t involve you (like posting photos of YOUR kids that you don’t want posted), then it’s not really appropriate to try to tell them what they should or shouldn’t post. It’s like if there’s a TV show you don’t like, don’t watch it — don’t contact the TV channel to say they should take it off the air.

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    Kate
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    This IS Facebook. It’s fucking stupid. It’s bad for people for so many reasons. Get off of it, is my #1 suggestion. If you stay on, unfollow. Do not contact anyone and ask them to tone it down – you’re asking for war. They’ll dial UP whatever they were doing. Come on, you know better than that.

    IG is fucking dumb as hell too, but at least it’s not yet killing democracy, just brain cells.

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    MissD
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    You know what annoys me? People who SHARE every single post/pic/video/article/quiz that they like. I added you as a friend because I want to follow YOU, not every single page that YOU follow. I’ve had to unfollow my best friend for this very reason. I can’t stand that she shares 20 articles a day about shit that I don’t care about.

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    JD

    Take my route. I only follow cute dogs for the most part on IG. Great for stress relief.

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    Kicia
    Kicia
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    JD, that is also my approach to instagram. The only people I follow on instagram are my closest friends and my immediate family, but most of my following list is various famous cats and dogs.

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    Kicia
    Kicia
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    oh, and Kate’s finsta. Because I like looking at fancy drinks.

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    Kate
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    Awww!

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    Essie
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    WTH is it with Facebook? I’ve unfollowed more people in the last couple of years:

    – One couple that used to fight on FB. She’d post a complaint about him. He’d snipe back at her. She’d snipe back at him. They’d sit in separate rooms in their house and do this. Cringe-inducing.

    – One friend that posted detailed criticisms of his relatives, complete with tagging the “offending” relative. Then after the relative inevitably unfriended him, we’d have days of vague posts about how cruel family can be.

    – One friend who was really into animal rescue and posted a continuous stream of horrific pictures of abused animals. Lovely way to start the day, you’d be scrolling through a bunch of cute baby pics and funny stories and then hit one of those pictures. No. Just no.

    – One guy who posted a photo of his unconscious wife in the recovery room after major surgery. With the shower cap thing on her head, no makeup, and a tube down her throat. Somehow, he’s still alive. If I’d been her, I would have strangled him and taken my chances with the jury.

    These were all seemingly normal people. I don’t know what makes people post stuff like that.

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    Autumnrose
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    Ahhh there are humans who totally get me!!! But for clarification I would never EVER reach out to someone and say chill with xyz post unless it was a close friend. And yes im am sooooo ready to delete my Facebook. Its just making the extra time to go get a copy of those memorable pix before I do. @missd And yes the constance over baring sharing of topics and videos. But sorry I had to rant. I like Insta for new products and stuff. Its really weird how people do take it personally if you don’t friend them.

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