On social media there is a growing trend of users who get upset with you when you comment on their public posts. I guess they don’t understand what social media is all about. So here is a primer.
Social media is first of all social. That means not just you but a group of people. If you don’t have any friends or follower on social media what would be the point of sharing something.
Social media secondly is about sharing. Your likes, your dislikes, your political views. Your faith or lack there of. Your vacation pictures. The pictures of your children, grandchildren, or pets. You can share your pet peeves, favorite recipes, and so much more.
With social media you can share these things and a lot more instantly. You can share them with your friends, your family, your co-workers. And it can be shared by their friends, family, and co-workers as well. And even further to people you may not even know yet.
So I am surprised when someone gets upset with something they shared with the entire world. Not everyone is going to like or agree with things that you share.
This needs a solution and I have it. It’s very simple too. If you find yourself upset over comments made on something that you shared with the world then you need to get over yourself first. You did share it. What did you expect?
If you don’t want any comments or don’t like the comments you get. Well, it is your page or wall. Feel free to delete them, but they might come back if you do. The better solution is to not post anything that you don’t want commented on in the first place. Everything posted on social media is subject to comment. Not all comments will be positive.
Looking at Facebook, you do have options on who a post is shared with … this too can help limit the comments. Use this instead of posting it to the whole world of “public”. Post it so only you can see it.
Just don’t complain that it’s your page or wall when a comment is something you don’t like. That is childish.