Traveling with a friend and now a part of Facebook updates. Help!
July 11, 2014 4:12 PM Subscribe
I'm currently backpacking Europe with a good friend of mine. It's been a lot of fun so far, but as a non-Facebook user, I have been feeling uncomfortable and annoyed as he posts updates. How do I keep this from negatively affecting my trip?
posted by alligatorman to Human Relations (27 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am not on Facebook any longer and part of this trip for me was to temporarily go even more "off the grid". I planned to occasionally email those that I cared about to let them know where I was headed and where I had been. But his posts are effectively broadcasting to everyone where I am every time we hit a new country. Some people who I would have otherwise told personally are learning through Facebook updates.
I won't tell him what he should and shouldn't post, because it's his Facebook account and he has his own ways of communicating with the world. I did politely ask him not to include any pictures of me in any photos, to which he agreed. But I don't like that all my other friends know where I am even though I haven't told them.
So my question is: unless he loses or damages his phone, this likely won't change, so how do I come to terms with it and not get annoyed every time I see him taking a picture for Facebook? It happens enough that it affects the trip negatively for me and it seems very irrational. I keep telling myself that the trip is about my personal experiences and that I should just forget about whether or not anyone knows, but I'm not convinced.