For the love of Christ on a pogo stick! I tossed the sodding thing a long time ago but the drama just never seems to end with it.
So yesterday my non-Facebook family was worried that our family would hear the cancer news online vs. straight from my aunt. I had to explain to my mom that Facebook is not something I do so they didn’t need to worry about me finding out online.
And then my husband ends up with his bit of Facebook drama. A family member of his is upset that he posted their pictures from when he went on vacation with them. He posted them almost a full year ago and even made them administrators of the album. But only now are complaints being made.
Since the person upset is an administrator they could very easily remove the photos.
I’m not really sure what all is going on; if it is an image issue because the person doesn’t think the picture to be flattering or if it is a privacy concern? I am not really sure but I don’t understand why these things can be such an issue.
Remember when mom had the family photo album on the coffee table for everyone to see: the priest, your creepy uncle, the smelly vacuum salesman, the Avon lady… everyone could pick it up, thumb through it. They could see your missing tooth smile circa 1985, your bare ass in the bathtub circa 1982, everything that the photo processing tech at the place she had the photos developed long before they ended up in the album.
Now with social media you have to be so careful of what or who you photograph and sometimes go through the trouble of having to ask permission for every photo you intend to post.
I understand the privacy issue. I really do but why are these things never an issue until well after the fact?
I almost wonder if I should start blurring street names, license plates and covering faces with emoticons on my Instagram feed and blog posts.
Ultimately once a photo touches a computer/phone… chances that they can become public go up. So really unless you want to take up Polaroid and hide them under your bed… pics get out.
Don’t even get me started on the second complaint stemming from Facebook. The vague status update whose only purpose is to cause curiosity.
Status update: “So bummed out… 😦 Keep me in your prayers everyone.”
Why??? What is the point of this aside from people posting to your update with questions:
Starved for attention??? I think yes.
I had considered taking up a Facebook account again to add fellow travelers that I meet on my wanderings. I might just save myself the trouble and not do it. Sounds like a hassle and I am scared that people I am acquainted with in the real world will be pissy if I don’t friend them in a virtual world when I don’t friend then in my real one anyway.