Let’s just start with this – most of us don’t have the time or interest to go checking (or caring) who might have decided they no longer want to see what we have to say on Facebook.
That said, most of us also have moments of morbid curiosity that we’ll occasionally give into. And maybe we want to know if that one interaction (or something more personal) caused a “friend” (or relative, natch) to not only unfriend us on Facebook, but to completely block us from their timeline.
Here are some tips and tricks for those inevitable moments!
Scroll Through Your Friend List
If one of your former “friends” has blocked or unfriended you, they’ll no longer been on the list.
Do A General Search
If you type a name into the search bar and, when you click on a name, it shows that you’re friends, then the two of you are still in good standing.
If it shows the option to “Add Friend,” then you’ve been Unfriended. You can tell if you’ve been fully blocked by clicking on their name and seeing whether or not you’re able to see their public posts.
If you can’t, things are as bad as you think.
You’ve Definitely Been Blocked When…
Someone you know has an active profile doesn’t show up in the search results at all.
Your options are getting a friend to do the stalking for you or – crazy – talk to them about what happened in person, if that’s the sort of relationship you used to have.
There you go – but like I said, try not to get too wrapped up in what people think of you online.
There there be monsters, my friends.