When it comes to social media, there are a lot of annoying aspects. Like every other invention, we have to take the good with the bad. My biggest pet peeve is reading something that was posted by a social coward. I do my best to avoid reading such posts, but sometimes it’s impossible to avoid. I don’t believe in blocking anyone, because I don’t see the point of accepting someone’s friendship and then going behind their back and blocking them. (That seems like a cowardly act!)
The social cowards are the people who post random comments about someone without naming the individual. An example on Twitter would be, “oomf needs to get a life.” (Oomf is the acronym for one of my followers!)
On Facebook, you will find the same type of cowardly behavior. The social cowards will write something like, “Someone is lucky I’m a nice person…” I honestly don’t see the point of such nonsense. It seems to me that people write these posts in search of attention. I am certain there is a correlation between social cowards and the people who post about their anonymous haters.
If you have a problem with someone and you wish to voice an opinion, do us all a favor and Direct Message the person or send them a message on Facebook. The very least that you can do is have the courage to write the person’s name so they can have an opportunity to respond to your comment. Please leave the rest of us out of your pettiness. Some people use social media for entertainment purposes only. I understand that you are a social media thug and you feel the need to almost let someone know how you feel about them, but the rest of us would rather not read about your opinions.
There is an unwritten rule that says, if you can’t name the person, for whatever reason, don’t post your dumbass comment. It’s pretty simple! Do us all a favor and write your comment on a post-it-note and stick it to the wall of your bedroom. That way, you will have the same effect on your targeted individual, without annoying the rest of us!
To all the social cowards out there, either man-up and write to someone directly, or keep your opinions to yourselves!