Facebook and Twitter have become both well known and loved by millions of internet users across the world. They have become the most used social networks that allow us to keep in contact with our friends, make new ones, and even a fast way to spread news and events. But with their growing population and use it’s inevitable to come across people that ruin the experience for us. I am writing this blog to give those annoying people a little tip as to what NOT to do on Twitter and Facebook.
Firstly, I’ll address the thing that has become a trend amongst young teens that like to be ‘funny and original’ – the fake middle name issue. Unless your name is actually Billy Iamanabsolutedouche Williams or Kate Iwanttobecool Jacobs, don’t put a long, unnecessary, random word as your middle name. It isn’t witty or cool, it just looks stupid. Not one thinks you’re a genius if you call yourself John ButterToast Doe, so why do it?
Secondly, the idea of Facebook and Twitter is to share your thoughts with your friends, but to be honest, no one really cares about your fourteen year old boyfriend/girlfriend breaking your heart after a week of “being in love” with you. I understand that ya’ll are sad when this kind of tragedy weighs down on your dark, depressing life that you hate, but please spare us the constant updating of statuses every time you shed a tear.
Next on the list of annoying social networking behaviour is ‘retweeting’ every single mention that you receive. We don’t care if someone mentioned you in a tweet such as “haha @BillyBob iz cool” or “#FF @billybob!” Why do you insist on filling our Timelines with junk like that? We get it, people think you should be followed, but we already follow you, so why on earth are you retweeting mentions like that?
My fourth tip for you annoying users: Cut. Down. Online. Affection. I am all for lovey dovey behavior, and showing public displays of affection. I think it’s adorable, and most of the time it doesn’t annoy me at all, however, when your News Feed and Timeline are bombarded with statuses like “I LOVE PETE!” or “I MISS MY BOO!”… I want to kill myself. It really isn’t necessary to tell Facebook and Twitter every forty seconds that you think your boyfriend/girlfriend is ‘the one’.
Next is the whole “SOMEONE INBOX ME!” status that fills our Facebook News Feed thanks to bored and lonely sixteen year olds. If you’re so bored, go and find something better to do than beg your ”friends” to start up a sure to be awkward ”inbox sesh” with you. By God, if that is your idea of killing boredom then you must be the most boring person alive. Not only is it these statuses that are frequently filling our late night News Feed, but there are also the ones that go a little like this… “Like for an inbox” WATDAFARK. If I wanted you to message me, I would have started the ball rolling by messaging you first.
Onto the photos now, and there is one BIG no no. I find that females do this a lot more than males, however I’m sure plenty of guys do it too – posting photos of yourself and then calling yourself ugly in the caption. WHY!? Why put the photo up if you don’t like it!? I’ll tell you why… because you think you look great, but just want all your friends to reassure you. “Babez, u look hawt” “U sah pretty!” etc. Stop being a compliment fishing, immature brat and either don’t post the photos you hate, or shut up. You know you look good, and if you’re really that insecure about yourself, well then, I feel kind of sorry for you.
Another annoying thing people do much too often is post a status or tweet that goes a little like “I’m sah sad.” Or “I H8 MA LYF! I WANNA DIE!” Okay, so it’s cool if you’re sad and all, and you want someone to comfort you, but if someone then asks you what’s wrong, don’t turn around and say you don’t want to talk about it or that it’s nothing. You obviously want to talk about it if you posted it all over your profile! Either open up and share with everyone what is going on, or don’t post the attention seeking status in the first place! Also, to those that actually give this person attention, don’t do the whole “INBOX ME BABE!” Is it too hard for you to go to their profile, hit message and type “what’s up?” – why do you need to advertise to everyone that you’re offering them someone to talk to? Just message them straight off!
To those of you reading this who are thinking, “shut up and just delete/unfollow these people I’m using as examples, well, you’re very right. These things are EXACTLY the kind of behaviors that cause me to get rid of you on every site I use. Not only me, but I’m sure there are so many people out there that roll their eyes as soon as your name and fake middle name pop up and delete you.
Come on guys, these are pretty simple things that aren’t really necessary for your survival in the virtual world – save us all the annoyance and effort of going on your profile to remove you, and stop your annoying behavior. I guarantee you’ll gain a lot more followers/friends if you just stop being so, so, irritating!
SAY NO TO ANNOYING BEHAVIOR ON SOCIAL WEBSITES! – and say yes to cool cats that don’t do these things.