Today I’m thankful for opportunities to learn about social media notifications.
This happened about a year ago. I have no excuse beyond low-grade technophobia.
I’d noticed that some of my uni friends were travelling and updating their profiles with all the places they visited. I don’t travel as much as I’d like but I’ve been some interesting places and wanted to share them. I spent a hour updating my history and went to bed.
My sister messaged the next morning because she received almost a hundred notifications, all along the lines of “(I) was here!”. I’d apparently missed unchecking that one small box for which notifications I wanted to send. I immediately apologized to everyone and went dark for a week.