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Top 10 Most Annoying Social Media Behaviors

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Now, the list of the top 10 most annoying social media behaviors, from most annoying to least-most annoying. I have also provided examples, as well as suggested rebuttals which may help staunch the flow of irrelevant B.S.

1. Boasting about how much exercise they’re doing or how well their diet is going. Example: “Just ran 10K, time for my herbal cleanse and yoga. Size 0 here I come!” Rebuttal: “Your ass still looks fat to all of us (we talked it about during a Hangout).”

2. Sharing pictures of every meal. Example: “Just had this gr8 artisan pizza at this little hole in the wall on the LES.” Rebuttal: “It’s sad enough your food is more interesting than you. What’s sadder is: you realize it.”

3. Cryptic status updates. Example: “Two days waiting, and not even a harmonica! Guess I’m never going there again!” Rebuttal: “Is this Dada poetry, or are you having a transient ischemic attack?”

4. Repeat game inviters. Example: “Come join the hoedown on FarmVille!” Rebuttal: “I hope a swarm of virtual locusts destroys everything you’ve worked for.”

5. Proud parents. Example: “Jimmy’s teacher says he’s the most popular kid in pre-K!” Rebuttal: “Because kids are such great judges of character. He’s probably going to be a serial killer.”

6. Over-sharing of personal information. Example: “... so when the doctor finally lanced the abscess, it turned out it wasn’t bacterial at all!” Rebuttal: “It’s sad enough your abscess is more interesting than you, etc.”

7. Checker-inners. Example: “I’m the mayor of ____!” Rebuttal: “It’s a ceremonial title and you have no real power over ____.”

8. Event spammers. Example: “Come to a charity walkathon to benefit New York City’s urban coyotes, Saturday from noon-6 pm!” Rebuttal: “Somehow your invitation managed to get worse as it went along.”

9. People who like and comment on everything. Example: “John has Liked the following status update: ‘I lost my job and got kicked out of my apartment’.” Rebuttal: “You are either illiterate or a psychopath.”

10. Self-promoters. Example: “Good point about the changing role of libraries -- and it reminds me of some learnings we gleaned from the insight engine on our new social platform, which launched in beta last week...” Rebuttal: “Shut up, shut up, shut up.”

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I'd include businesses that try to promote with a steady stream of replies (on Twitter, using the @ name) that are all identical.

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I'm "friends" on Facebook with some area chefs. It's great to see they're having fun on vacation, but I would avoid going to restaurants where the chefs are away.

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I agree with your post, but I'm not going to 'like' it-if you want to out me as illiterate or a psychopath, you'll just have to find some other way, & no, I don't want to hear about your Crossfit....

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no, I don't want to hear about your Crossfit....

But Dude I totally killed today's WOD, Karen is totally epic RXed.

I admit I probably can be accused of multiple things on that list from time to time. I also post about all the items donated to my charity events so that they can be retweeted by the business that donated and by the event chairs and members to show appreciation because it really helps us get more donations but the correlation is probably that I am very annoying during certain parts of the year.

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On 7/12/2013 at 4:29 PM, ktmoomau said:

But Dude I totally killed today's WOD, Karen is totally epic RXed.

I admit I probably can be accused of multiple things on that list from time to time. I also post about all the items donated to my charity events so that they can be retweeted by the business that donated and by the event chairs and members to show appreciation because it really helps us get more donations but the correlation is probably that I am very annoying during certain parts of the year.

I too admit that I scrolled through the list to see what I am guilty of doing. 😳

I’m kicking my Social Media game into high gear, but the last impression I want to make is to disenchant* my audience. How do I build presence without looking like an ad hack?

*edit function is your friend. Use it Katt😜

Edited by curiouskitkatt
need to review posts more thoroughly before posting

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26 minutes ago, curiouskitkatt said:

I want to make is to disenchate my audience.

"What happens if you disenchate an Epic skin shard?" 😁 

League of Legends (an online game)

 

(You need to add people who edit others posts.  😛)

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46 minutes ago, Escoffier said:

"What happens if you disenchate an Epic skin shard?" 😁 

League of Legends (an online game)

 

(You need to add people who edit others posts.  😛)

Can you be my Editor? Can’t pay you, but will gladly provide content to make you laugh. That is worth it’s weight in gold. 

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7 hours ago, curiouskitkatt said:

Can you be my Editor? Can’t pay you, but will gladly provide content to make you laugh. That is worth it’s weight in gold. 

I'd be happy too but there are so many already on the internet and in social media who are ahead of you that I wouldn't have time to correct them all as it stands now.

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Ok, now topping my list of annoying social media of sorts habits is group text messages- a text message is for things that need to be known in an expedient way such as- my flight is early, can you pick up milk, we are at X bar.  Group text messages could also be used for coordination of events or happenings that also require expedient communication- at wine store, no prosecco, picking up champs.  Etc.  But I have gotten pulled into really annoying group text messages that are about non-immediate things or are just commentary.  Those items should be reserved for one on one conversations, messaging in a social way such as a google hangouts or etc, or email.  If you want to tell me the CDC recalled lettuce for instance, don't text me, email me.  If I get a text I check it somewhat expediently, more expediently than I may check email on a busy day, but people are abusing the ability to use text messages.  Ugh.

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