Why, do you think, are notifications sent for "following" but not for "un-follow

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  1. anusha15 profile image86
    anusha15posted 6 years ago

    Why, do you think, are notifications sent for "following" but not for "un-following"?

    All the social networks, Facebook, Twitter etc. and even HubPages for that matter, will notify you if someone follows you. You might or might not follow back according to the content. And the follower might unfollow you because you didn't follow them in turn, or because s/he had a change of mind. But no notification is sent for that. Why do you think is that? And do you think thats okay, or should notifications be sent?

  2. ThePracticalMommy profile image93
    ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago

    I think the reason is that some people might become like stalkers and try to get the people who unfollowed to come back. I don't think notifications should be sent just for that reason.

    1. anusha15 profile image86
      anusha15posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't quite agree with it, but it's an interesting perspective smile

  3. NickSimpson profile image60
    NickSimpsonposted 6 years ago

    I think that people are pretty sensitive when it comes down to it and if they received a constant list of people that no longer like them, this could lead to a lot of issues. I know some people wish they could send a notification like this to some that they stop following, but again, this could only cause problems.

    I know it is something that most people are aware of, but it rarely gets discussed.

    Interesting question Anusha15!



    1. anusha15 profile image86
      anusha15posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, difficult to accept constructive criticism. smile And frankly, how many can effectively criticize constructively?? I agree, that might be one reason why sites want to give you a high with an increasing audience but avoid giving "a (b)low" wink

  4. Lizam1 profile image82
    Lizam1posted 6 years ago

    I am fine for no notices for unfollowing.  Sometimes I choose to "unfollow" for personal reasons and I prefer to be able to bow out graciously.  Notices for unfollowing could lead to potential conflict.  Unfollowing does not necessarily mean someting "bad" but it could be easily misconstrued as that.


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