BLOCK ME, PLEASE
Online fights are a complete waste of time. Even if you “win” one (whatever that even means), you still feel dirty for having gotten involved. At least I do — or did. You can’t change everyone’s mind. If you don’t like what someone has to say, please, for both your sakes, block them. Don’t hesitate. They aren’t even going to be mad at you, most likely. They won’t get an alert saying you’ve done so. Here’s a quick guide on how to do it from the Twitter Help Center:
1. Log in to your Twitter account.
2. Go to the profile page of the person you wish to block.
3. Click the person icon on their profile page. This brings up a drop-down actions menu.
4. Select Block from the options listed.
Blocked users cannot:
• Add your Twitter account to their lists.
• Have their @replies or mentions show in your mentions tab (although these Tweets may still appear in search).
• Follow you.
• See your profile picture on their profile page or in their timeline.
As comedian Doug Benson’s Twitter profile used to say: “If you can’t stand the tweet, then unfollow the kitchen.” You’ll be doing both of you a favor.
Rob Burgess, Tribune night editor, may be reached by calling 765-454-8577, via email at email@example.com or on Twitter at twitter.com/robaburg.