I love going to Facebook to see what my 212 “friends” are doing and I love (love) going to Pinterest to see what the pinners are pinning.
However, I can’t stand all the political posts. Let me clarify that. I can’t stand all the political posts… that are against my own views.
I love a good political post as much as the next person, but I know my 212 “friends” do not all have the same political views as me. So, as a nicety. I don’t re-post (or re-pin) all the mean (albeit funny, but sometimes maddening) things about their candidate or their political party.
So, as a Facebook and Pinterest courtesy I don’t try to upset my 212 “friends” with any political rants. I save the picture, funny comment or shocking quote and email it to the folks that I know “think just like me.”
I “liked” my candidate of choice on Facebook to get updates on my Newsfeed and I have “liked” funny political pins on Pinterest… but that’s good enough. I have not put anti-anything posts up for people to read. I am not trying to offend people.
My 212 “friends” are not doing the same for me. I have un-friended more people in the last month because of shocking political posts. The posts were not “I love my candidate” posts (which are great – promote your cause!) – they were mean and shocking anti-whatever posts.
To me, Facebook and Pinterest are a fun place to take a few moments (a few hours) to take a break and have some down time. I don’t want to be shocked and upset the entire time.
Hopefully, nothing has slipped through the cracks and I haven’t offended anyone. That is not my goal.
Folks, do what I am doing and save the mean political posts and pins for email… for the people that you know “think just like you.”