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Discussion on: Do you have blocklist? Are you on somebody's blocklist?

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Jason Huebel • Edited

I treat social media blocklisting like I do security. Start from the most restricted stance, then open up gradually. So, for instance...

Facebook: Most of my stuff is posted only to Friends. I don't even allow Friends of Friends. That said, there are a few things I post publicly. Even with these restrictions, I don't use Facebook much.

Twitter: I don't use it. It's a cesspool.

Instagram: My account is set to private. I only follow people who I also have direct contact with on a regular basis IRL. And I only allow people I know IRL to follow me. That way, I know what's really going on with them (not what they want me to think they're doing) and can act accordingly. I never hesitate to cut someone off if they start drama.

LinkedIn: I only use it for business connections. And I rarely look at the timeline of posts from people I'm connected with. I don't use it as a social network, to be honest.