Social media is indeed a necessary evil.

(I’ll admit this as i scroll through instagram probably 10 times a day!)
And to be honest, there are a lot of aspects about it that we don’t like.  Here’s a list of a few things people continue to do in instagram that are most cringy and annoying:

1.) POSTING SAME SELFIES REGULARLY:


We all have seen people posting same selfies, same angles, similar location (probably a gym or sometimes their own room!) which often becomes annoying.
Like okay man, you like yourself a lot, having self-confidence is good, but if you like that same angle or location then probably put it as the profile picture, permanently!

2.) FLAUNTING OR BRAGGING OF CERTAIN THING:

Sometimes people use instagram for bragging off their accomplishment or some belonging, which is fine but only to some extent, i.e. as long as it is non- repetetive and to celebrate, not for bragging and most importantly is an ‘actual accomplishment’. For example, losing 2 pounds isn’t an achievement boy.

3.) FLIRTY MESSAGE REQUESTS:


This is the most annoying part. Like it’s nice to be appreciated and it always feels good. For example: every like or every new follower gives a sensation of validation or probably a ‘virtual pat’. But this needs not be creepy and when it becomes so, it becomes annoying.

4.) POSTING SAD\MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:

Admit it we all have some friends that post sad or motivational quotes like all the time as if they are the most tortured souls. Some people need to learn that nobody cares!

5.) RUINING THE MOMENT TO POST THE MOMENT:

This is one of the commonest thing you must have experienced. We have seen people creating stories (not the actual ones but the instagram stories) while partying, dancing, eating, and sometimes even driving. For example, people sometimes go park to jog but just come back home with 50 new jogging selfies, and an urge to buy new cooler jogging pants. Or you must have seen your friend stopping you to start eating to click and post it first.

6.) THE SALESMAN FRIEND


There are often friends using social media not for socialising but instead advertise and makes you feel sometimes that he has made you friend only to sell you his/her products.

7.) EXTRA EXTROVERT FRIEND:


There are people who tend to be ‘over-sharing’ and are not living on earth but living on intstagram. With more such people around you, you are prone to self-doubt as if only they have a life and you don’t, you are not that confident and good looking to post selfies all day, you are not that rich to go to shopping everyday, you are not that fun-loving to go out with friends, you are not health concious to go to gym, i.e. you are just having a sad life, precisely speaking.

8.) THE ARGUERS:


And then there are people who tend to hate everybody and inappropriately criticize everyone, also post certain content that may tend to provoke and infuriate people for example sharing views on social, cultural and political beliefs. However it’s okay to do positive criticism but not hurt or disgrace other’s personal habits or set of beliefs. Moreover sometimes the person critcizing doesn’t seem to be that perfect or not in a position to criticise other person which appears to be ironical.
For example: random people trolling well known faces and writing articles just like this one only because why not. 🙂

By

urvi bareja

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