Facebook falls frequently under the love/hate category. I am often amazed at how up to date people that I rarely interface with are when I see them in person due to our connection on Facebook. Love that. Some of the changes Facebook makes that affect our privacy drives me batty. Consider the recent feature where they changed your default Email address in your profile to @facebook.com. I feel connected to my family and friends regardless of where they are. Love that. See what I mean? Love…. hate… love…. hate Facebook.
Sanity Retention Department
One way we can all keep our sanity is to learn to do things that will protect our connections from driving us crazy and enable our friends to do likewise with any of our annoying Facebook habits. This often involves learning the privacy and account settings intimately. Something I’ve found recently is I have some serial event inviters who are otherwise good friends. There is a solution – you can selectively block people who are inviting you to events that you will never attend on a frequent basis. Here is the relief:
Navigate to the Privacy settings tab in the main menu, this is currently located at https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=privacy
Once you are there, scroll to the bottom of the page and find “Blocked People and Apps” and click Manage Blocking:
Now start typing the name of the serial inviter in the Block app Invites field, the autocomplete feature should kick in at some point. Anyone you have previously blocked will be listed under this field:
That’s it, the no longer offending friend can continue their Facebook friendship with you.