“People who frequently update their friends on their diet and fitness progress are the ‘worst thing’ about social media, according to the results of a new survey.”

list of most annoying- I can only agree, but I would put attention seekers as number 1!

1.   Diet and fitness freaks – 53%

Users who share every detail of dieting and exercising.

2.    Meal sharers– 45%

Wannabe Jamie Olivers who post every image of their meal.

3.    Attention seekers – 42%

People who make unclear status updates that cry for people to ask questions. When asked these users often respond: “I would rather not talk about it”

4.    Gamers – 37%

Texas Hold ‘Em, Bejewelled Blitz. You know the type. Those who ask their friends to build an imaginary farm together or those who keep sending you free petrol for that racing game.

5.    Overly proud parents – 36%

These are parents who keep updating their followers on every one of their child’s successes in school/jokes/funny moments, posting lots of cheesy family photos and videos along the way.

6.    Oversharers – 32%

Did we really need to know that? Social media users who post incredibly personal details of their lives.

7.    Google maps lovers– 26%

Users who tell the whole world about that shopping centre they go to.

8.    Ticket sellers/promoters – 25%

Why am I tagged in a poorly-designed poster for an R ‘n’ B night at a club called ‘Volcano’? These are people who try to sell tickets for events or who keep inviting you to things you will never want to attend.

9.     Attention seekers #2 – 22%

–       Users who have a burning need to make a comment under every one of your photos or statements.

10.  Businesses – 19%

–       Small businesses who try to be friends with everyone in the hope that one day you will buy something from them.


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  1. Haha I completley agree with all of those! I think it is also interesting to look at the cultural differences in dealing with facebook. Since I am studying in London I have much more international friends and really noticed varieties in their posting habit. It seems for example that Americans post the most, especially about what they are doing right now. Skandinaviens on the other hand seem to use facebook especially to post articles or links they found interesting. This is of couse a really subjective observation based soley on my news feed but I thought that was fascinating.

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