I regularly get very boring links from my colleague/friend. I do not know how to react to this.
- Should I reply?
- What should I say when I do reply?
- Is it considered rude to just ignore and move on?
The person sending this is probably not expecting you find it boring and is most likely just doing it as a nice gesture of small talk.
It would be rude not to reply at all, if your friend is over at your house and starts talking about a subject you don't like, you don't simply ignore them or walk away either, do you?
If you want to show them you have no interest in this, reply with something like:
Thanks for the link! 'X' is not really my thing though.
Or if you want to return the small talk gesture:
Thanks for the link; however, I'm not really interested in X. I enjoy Y more, what do you think of Y?