https://www.facebook.com/wowt6news/posts/10152924789817086 how does it feel to be blocked?


Good Evening Happy Monday,

*fair warning* the following blog entry is a rant.

So I noticed that I wasnt getting my alerts from WOWT 6 News today. YES I follow all 5 Omaha news outlet on twitter. Their posts come to my phone. As a involved citizen I wont to know whats going on in Omaha. Twitter is 1 way of doing that.

I do engage the news outlets from the ones in the 681, other localities, regional, and national news outlets. Engaging includes RT, praising, critiquing, mentioning the organizations, and their staff and employees.

Now ever twitter user has the right to follow, unfollow, block, and unblock other users according to twitters TOS. Now if Billy Street of Pine Bluffs wants to block, unfollow me that is fine. Billy is a private citizen and can do what he wants without a peep from me.

NOT that I have EVER blocked anyone, or unfollowed them (unless they use unsavory language). If you choose to do it, thats fine by Vernon J.

NOW if you have a public account and you block me, I can A. log out of my account view your profile. B. Open a incognito window and see your posts. So blocking me does you no good.

It does 1 thing. It puts you on my radar Im not going to hold back names or entities.

Now just Sunday I was watching WOWT because it provided the best news casts on Sunday. Well I can probably guarantee that will not happen anymore. I even asked one of your hosts, why she wasnt on the morning show.

I know that you blocked other people from other social network. I dont know what your social media policy is, but what youve done here is bad practice. You always mention on your newscast to like, tweet, and visit. You even have the facebook plug-in as your preferred method of commenting on your webchannel. The trust is lost on you when you chose to block users.

Im not going to ask you to unblock me, cause thats not what I expect.

But if you are the News You Can Trust you should allow people to freely engage you respond on these platforms.

Thank YOU!!