Sweatband.com, an e-commerce site for fitness enthusiasts in the U.K., has compiled a list of the ten most annoying social media behaviors, based on a survey of 1,793 British social media users. The top 10 includes updates that most social media users will have published at some point. Find the full list below…
The 10 Most Irritating Social Media Status Updates
- Boasting about diet/weight loss/exercise (53 percent of respondents didn’t like this) Come on! Do we really need to know exactly how long you’ve spent in the gym and exactly what machines you used? NO!
- Sharing pictures of meals (45 percent) These are the people who take pictures of what seems like every single meal. Nobody cares about the spaghetti you’re about to inhale.
- Cryptic status updates (42 percent) “I can’t believe that just happened!” If you ask them what’s going on, they’ll clam up for sure.
- Game inviters (37 percent) No, I don’t want to play virtual farmers or candy crush. I didn’t want to the first time. Take the hint.
- Proud parents (36 percent) Okay since I am a mom this one is a little tough for me… But there is such a thing as TMI. For example…We do not need to know what consistency your baby’s poo is and we certainly don’t need a picture of it either!
- People who share very personal details (32 percent) Once again—TMI. Keep your family and personal business to yourself. Once it’s out there it’s out there forever.
- Checker-inners (32 percent) Users who share every place they go. They may as well check in when they use the bathroom too.
- Event spammers (25 percent) Users who invite you to every event they can think of, even when you don’t live in the same city – or even country – as them.
- Constant engagers (22 percent) Those who like and comment on everything. There is a fine line between being a supportive friend and being a creepy stalker.
- Self-promoters (19 percent) People who are more interested in promoting themselves and treat you as a potential client. For example: “Oh what a nice family picture. Have you thought about life insurance and what might happen to your family if something terrible happens?” We can all do without those comments.
Rachel Creveling has 15 years in the industry and is the Owner of Belle Strategies Marketing Agency. As a Digital Marketing Consultant, she helps clients strategically plan and build campaigns based on ROI. Her highly custom consulting method has earned clients including the Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival, Four Seasons Resort and Residences, South Beach Seafood Festival and many others. Rachel’s expertise helps companies push past revenue goals by leveraging their data and identifying areas for efficiency and growth.