Sorry, everyone. Maybe I am on the wrong post for this, but I can't understand why people who have nothing better to do with their time or have a free hour go trolling the Social Media online system, pick someone at random, and use that overworked word "chat".
Have we all become so mentally bankrupt that we pick someone we don't even know? I love people. Don't misunderstand me. If we have something in common, or you ask me a question, I'll gladly respond to you. But don't just pop up in my "followers" list and expect me to welcome you with open arms. I have been on SW for only a few months, and my "followers" list has grown, it seems almost everyday, with persons who say no more than "Hi".
If you'd like to talk to me, respond back with a reply of some type or tell me what we have in common. TALK to me. And no popups, please. These are annoying - especially if I am online. These interfere in what I am doing and interrupt my continuity of thought.
There are people, I understand, who are lonely and/or bored, or who have nothing better to do, and they go looking for people who they add to a list of "friends" just to be able to brag they know "X" number of people online. I am not one of these people. I am not tied to the PC all day long. I live alone and anything that goes on here or has to be done is MY responsibility - not anyone else's. If I am paying my rent online, or submitting my monthly grocery list to Peapod, I am BUSY. Both times involved in this activity, I have gotten popups from other strangers who "just want to chat". I don't want to "just chat".
I have a number of close PC friends already, who know me well and realize there are times when I can't interact online with them. I can't possibly talk to everyone who finds me online and wants to be added to my list. This morning there were two more. Day before last, three others.
Social Media is provided for people who have tastes or things in common to "chat" and interact. If I type a response to a comment you place online and you respond, that's one thing. But if you object to what I say on a subject (like this one) and put me down for posting it, that's quite another. You are not obligated to read anything - like that one woman a few months ago who interfered in a conversation I was having with someone else. She got it into her head that I was a 10-year-old playing with Mommy's computer and I was supposed to give it "back to Mommy and tell her you've been very naughty".
I saw red. I tried to be polite as I told her my mother was dead thirty-some years and had NEVER been online and I was a grown woman, several decades older than 10 - but it was VERY HARD,