Dealing with people in the Social Media Age is not unlike this situation, except for a crucial point: there is no immediate on/off option. I can’t choose who I listen to if I decide to have a ‘public’ life, everyone ends up speaking at once and, inevitably, some people get ignored. That’s all well and good if these people are reasonable human beings, but there are those who crave attention in a manner pretty much akin to a five year old wanting the sweets you won’t buy them because they already had enough. You’re then forced to filter out the undesirable elements based on a set of variables that, for many, end up with you having to actually restrict access to your spaces because the rest of the World can’t be trusted. We’ve spoken about this before. Curating Social Media is a thing more people need to do as a matter of necessity.
|This is Anne Pontegnie. She is a Curator.|
Because, lets be honest, your average slice of humanity posses too many variables to easily grasp. I want to pick one as we continue as a point to make in relation to the issue of personal control:
Passive-aggressive behaviour is the indirect expression of hostility, such as through procrastination, stubbornness, sullenness, or deliberate or repeated failure to accomplish requested tasks for which one is (often explicitly) responsible.
If that’s a problem for you, that’s just tough. You don’t get access to what’s in my head. I choose who I give the information to, and if that’s not you? Sorry.
There’s too much noise in my life already. I don’t need to have you making any more.