10. Bloggers: Ugh. We all think we’re funny, or smart or interesting. Sometimes we are and often times we’re not.This doesn’t apply to me of course, and you guys are all great, really. Shhh…it’s the other bloggers I’m talking about.
9. Twitter snobs: “Oh, you just don’t understand Twitter.” Have you heard this? Really? Sorry, I didn’t realize that Twitter was so complicated. I thought it was just a bunch of dolts making jokes. How could I have been so wrong? So far I haven’t heard of anyone on Twitter curing cancer or splitting the atom. I love my Twitter, but some people think they’re worthy of deity status because of how many followers they have or how many retweets they’ve gotten. Being popular on Twitter is about as impressive as being popular in prison.
8. Pinterest: Holy crap! I seriously do not care that you pinned a new recipe on your board. What the hell? Why couldn’t you just stick it on Facebook? That’s where all the old people are anyway.
7. Facebook winners: These people think Facebook is a contest to see who has the most fabulous life. If your life is that great why don’t you go live it instead of spending all your time on Facebook?
6. Facebook whiners: Look, sharing some personal stuff is fine. It’s what bonds us together sometimes. But all the time? Hello, boundaries! Guess what? We’re not all here to be your therapist and this isn’t group therapy. Suck it up and pay a professional.
5. The selfie: Truth be told, I’ve taken a few selfies in my time, but in general you just look desperate for attention.
4. Social media insecurity: Do I have enough followers? Did I get enough likes and comments? I don’t remember, how did we measure our self-worth before social media? That’s right, we didn’t. We just lived our lives and tried to buy a better car than our friends.
3. Time: We all had more of it before social media. Before social media, man went to the moon and found a cure for polio. What have we done since social media? Mostly stupid stuff like drones delivering pizza and inventing the selfie. Seriously though, how cool would a selfie on the moon be? You could have the Earth over your shoulder…Neil Armstrong was a moron for missing that opportunity. He’d probably be more remembered for inventing the selfie.
2. I have to network on LinkedIn: Up until about 5 years ago I had my job, I did it and if I didn’t like it I sent a resume’ somewhere. Now it’s all about networking! Who do you know? Where do you know them from? Who am I connected with? Who are my friends connected with? Who will endorse me? Jeez, work has become work outside of work.
1. Somebody said something mean about…my blog post, my Facebook update, my picture, my political opinion that I voiced, blah, blah, blah, wah, wah, wah. Everyone has an opinion and now they get to broadcast it. There’s people I used to like in real life, and then I became privy to their opinions on everything through social media.
What are your pet peeves about social media?
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guilty! guilty! guilty!
social media is the thing we all love to hate …. much like any addiction. Must go, need another fix ….
btw – love your top ten reasons 🙂
I think we’re all guilty of some of those infractions sometimes.
boobs. boobs everywhere. I hate selfies perfectly angled to show off their boobs.
As a man I have no comment but respect your right to an opinion.
I agree with all of this and am guilty of some of it. By the way, if you had just moved a little to the right (I think) in that selfie, it would have looked like you were wearing the Eiffel Tower as a hat!
Your Eiffel Tower idea is genius. Wish I had thought of that.
My concern is about people who post pictures of their young children on the social media. There are predators out there
You’re absolutely right. Too many people are too careless with personal information.
I don’t get basing my self worth on how many people follow me, friend me, etc. And I have tried over and over on Pinterest and I still don’t get it. I guess I lack “vision”.
We both must lack the vision to see Pinterest. I have one but I have no idea what to do with it.
I “get” Pinterest. I like having one place to collect images of, say, a restoration project for which I am gathering ideas. Pet Peeve? Cringe-inducing PDAs on Facebook or click “like” if you hate cancer.
You are spot on with your pet peeves. I guess my little list could easily be twice as long.
1. I think social media has created (especially for the current teenage generation) an illusion of relationship without the reality of it. You can pretty much reinvent yourself on social media – much harder to do in everyday ‘real’ life.
2. For me, social media presents too much information – most of the time I just feel overloaded. That’s when I know it’s time to pick up a tool and work on something with my hands, be it gardening or crafting.
The upside is I watch a whole lot LESS TV! lol
Well said. Thanks for stopping by!