From couples posting a billion selfies, to parents exposing their children’s most cringy act, people share their social media pet peeves.
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The “happy Father’s Day/Mother’s Day/birthday to the best dad/mom/friend!” posts. It seems far more disingenuous to send that message to all your friends on Facebook than telling your parent or friend personally.
If you’re going to cut your Friend List, just do it. Nobody cares and nobody’s going to beg for you to keep them on. Get over yourself.
Also, if you post one of those legal disclaimers about Facebook using your content as a status update, you deserve to have a dunce cap digitally added to every photo of you on the internet.
Sites like Facebook and Instagram that refuse to show you posts chronologically.
“I talked to a homeless guy today and gave him $3. It was such an incredible experience. He told me all about his life and we really clicked. He taught me so much about the world, and what it means to give. We’re all the same on this planet. I am Jesus.”
I see a post like this roughly every 3 weeks on Facebook.
“Can I get a million likes for this little boy with rabies in his eyes?”
When a girl posts a selfie, and guys get super thirsty in the comment section.
In the same vein I equally dislike when a girl posts an over sexualized selfie, then berates the guys for commenting, while praising her friends who say things like “Yaaaasss girl slay.
I don’t know if this counts, but Amazon and other sites constantly trying to get me to share to Facebook what I just bought.
NO, Amazon, I don’t need my parents and extended family knowing I bought nipple clamps.
Multi-level marketing posts or even worse, PMS. Like, I want to stay your friend, please stop trying to sell me things.
Person on Facebook: “I wish this cold would go away, I feel like crap right now.
About 5 random old people: “PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THAT IT GOES AWAY”
Parents posting about their kids every few hours especially in this format:
Parent: “Hey, kid.”
Kid: “Hey, Parent.”
Parent: “Do you like this innocuous thing?”
Kid: “No, this innocuous thing is dumb.”
Parent: “Oh, why is that, kid?”
Kid: “Because innocuous thing is something I misunderstood it to be and completely irrelevant.”
Parent: LOL, KIDS SAY THE FUNNIEST THINGS, EMOJI
All the girls I went to high school with are Instagram “professional models” who love attention.
And all the guys I went to high school with are Instagram “professional photographers” who have tricked the “models” they used to crush on in Geometry into undressing for a non-stop slew of black-and-white filtered, flower tiara photos.
I have to hand it to them, they all make the self-serving Instagram narcissism game work for them.
Friends on Instagram who describe what they’re wearing in hopes that company is going to notice and sponsor them. No, they won’t, just stop.
Mildly amusing videos/photos with the headlines that read “OMG WHO DID THIS”, “OMG DEAD”, “I”M CRYING” with emojis plastered around it.
It always bothers me a little when people are just too active on Facebook.
My dad is one. The man holds a full time job and has a life, but if I post a photo of my dog or whatever, he’s always without fail the first person to comment on it. My friend posts an article to my wall? Dad reads it first and comments on it. Say I’m going to an event? Instantly my father likes and comments on where the best parking is.
I mean, I don’t mind that my father uses this to be active in my life. I like that he cares enough about what’s going on that he wants to be a part. A lot of grown children don’t get that with their folks. But I worry that while being so active in my life on social media, is he missing out on being active in his own life?
Old family members highjacking posts or discussions to say something like “hey Sarah how’s your mom been? Tell her I said hi miss you guys :)” or the older family member doesn’t get the topic or the humor or whatever is going on and jump in and ruin the mood.
People who post “friendly reminders” that are actually just excuses for them to be backhanded and whiny about something dumb. “Friendly reminder that marriage should come BEFORE a kid, ladies. 😉 😉 ;)”
Like if you’re so bent on telling people how to live their lives, maybe message those people directly.
On Instagram, posting a bunch of photos at once (before the multiple photo feature).
Second: vaguebooking, that is maddening. I have someone who does this regularly and it’s always something like “at the hospital” and when people ask whats wrong, she’s just there to pick someone up or something normal.
Constant really long posts. An occasional one is fine to update your friends about your life or if something big happens, but not regularly for mundane things.
Only posting politics or being unnecessarily antagonistic while posting politics.
The accounts that follow you and then unfollow you once you follow back.
A few days ago a girl on Facebook posted a picture of her cooking chicken with the caption – Eating healthy after a hard workout! #bikiniseason #summer #beachbody #nopainnogain #funinthesun
That’s just a few there were about 7 or 8 in total. I just shook my head and sighed. It’s so dumb to me.
Not because it’s a new pic but because it gets an old pic back in the feed for extra likes and comments.
I strongly believe that anyone who needs updates will get those updates through other means in a more personal way. When my grandmother was really sick I only told close family/friends. I didn’t need the whole world liking a status or picture I posted. I just feel like it’s really exploitative to post that stuff. Plus, I don’t need everyone in the entire world reminding me that my family member is ill. I’d rather just rely on my support system that I actually care about.
Recently, it’s items showing up on my Facebook feed telling me this person is now friends with somebody I’ve never met or ever heard of, with only 1 mutual friend now. No matter how many times I select the option to see fewer posts like this, it doesn’t stop.
I picked this one up from my family since I rarely get on anything: people who post about politics and then get all upset when someone tries to discuss it and say they don’t like talking about politics on Facebook. Like, what did you expect to happen?
It doesn’t bother me that they’re clearly shamelessly peddling online. It doesn’t bother me that I’m sure they guilt their close friends and family into signing up for that trash. But what gets me is that they obviously copy/paste the same dumb statuses that are just watered-down motivational speeches.
Maybe your kid doesn’t want you sharing a picture of him broke out in hives while you ask your friends “what is this?”. Maybe you shouldn’t post a picture of your daughter having a fit after you were “parenting right.” It just sucks in my opinion. Plus, it’s even worse than the kid realizes. They already know some of mom and dad’s friends are going to see. What they don’t realize is that they now live on the internet forever.
All these professional media reposting pages that always add some weird banner with their commentary like “would you do this?” or “think before you know someone” type of stuff on it. It’s funny because it’s definitely targeting the whole “no regrets/only God can judge me” crowd so prevalent on Facebook, but I hate seeing that, especially since the video is never credited of course.
We don’t need to know you’re finally shaving your legs for summer and we don’t need a close up photo of said hairy legs. We don’t need 24 videos of your singing bath duck, we don’t need an update every time you’re finding it difficult to sleep (maybe get off your phone for a start) and we definitely don’t need a play-by-play account of your train journey sharing a table with three annoying girls. And this is all in the space of a week.
Facebook’s I’m safe feature, which is a good Idea. But then you get people using it when they live no where near the event that has happened and are just using it to get attention.
The moms who post a ton of pictures of their kids everyday, and their statuses are what their kid did for the day. Every once and awhile is fine, but not everyday. Also people who post MLM schemes. Your oils, shakes, and wraps are scams!
The way people respond to events drives me up the wall. If I create an event in Facebook, I’m really excited about it and I’m hoping that my excitement carries through and I really want all my friends and invitees to come along.
The first thing that happens though, is somebody posts their excuse for not coming.
That gives everybody else who won’t come the permission to post their excuses. Pretty soon all I have in my event comments is a long list of excuses for not coming, and the buzz I was hoping for is totally dead. I find it a bit depressing.
If you can’t (or won’t) come to an event, maybe private message the host rather than plastering your non-attendance all over the invite.
“It’s mental health awareness month. Let me post a novel about my self-diagnosed mental issue (or legitimate) and explain what I have gone through and how I am fighting it.” Odds are, you are posting it for the validation of other telling you how “strong” and “brave” you are. I am not saying you should be ashamed of your issues, but you shouldn’t be treating them like some sort of accolade either. It just diminishes the things that people go through.
“Most of my friends won’t share this, but the ones who do will be my true friends. Share this to raise awareness of some random disease.”
“I’m clearing out my friends list, comment if you want to stay.” No. Bye.
Thousands of near-identical photos of your children.
People not fact-checking before they blindly share something that’s fake.