An Open Letter to the Friend that Keeps Tagging Me on Facebook
We all have our pet peeves and this is one of mine. It's inspired me to reach out and send a desperate message to that one friend that keeps tagging me on Facebook. It's time to stop the madness.
I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but you know who you are. We all have that one friend that does this. You get a notification that someone has tagged you on Facebook for something that likely has nothing to do with you.
Here are some of the real life issues that people have tagged me for:
- Vote for their Labrador Retriever for a Pet Smart contest
- Buy Ray Ban sunglasses from them (*argh*)
- Elect their second cousin for (Insert County Name) for Iowa (Insert title) Public Office
- The Willy Wonka Meme
I could go on and on. (Note: everyone in Iowa has now seen the Willy Wonka meme, so you can stop now)
Most of the time these tagging moments come from well-intentioned friends with a cause they care about. All of the time they are irritating to me. If I want to share your post about the urban legend that isn't true and you haven't researched, I'll do it on my own. Okay?
If you have "friends" that do this to you, I'd highly recommend doing what I did and setting up where you have to review any post that tags you BEFORE it appears on your timeline. It's irritating, but at least I can stop it from appearing on my timeline.
I love seeing friends updates on family and fun ways they're spending their vacation. But, when you tag me for stupid things, I really might be forced to hit that "unfollow" button. Don't tempt me with ridiculous causes and/or crap that you're trying to sell.