More Facebook users are
experiencing fatigue for a number of reasons, according to a new report released this week. Among the causes: oversharing, political arguments and pressure to be interesting.
MyLife, a dashboard that helps manage your social networking profiles, polled 890 adults to generate a Top 5 list of bad social media habits. Among them are these social networking sins:
Facebook stalking: Nearly 25 percent of men under the age of 35 admit to viewing an ex’s social media profile once a month. Young women do this a little less: about 20 percent.
Attention seeking: Twenty-five percent of adults between 18 and 35 are guilty of “vaguebooking”—or intentionally posting vague updates to elicit a response from friends—on a monthly basis.
Spoiling TV or movies: Thirty-six percent of social media users over 35 admit to posting TV or movie spoilers on social networks, compared to 14 percent of younger users.
Arguing over politics: Thirty-five percent of social media users report posting political opinions at least once a month; 10 percent admit to being unfriended because of it.
Snarky or insensitive posts: One in 10 use social media to mock someone or something—sports, for example—with men ages 18-35 as the most frequent violators.
Are your social networking actions putting your friends off? Click below for the infographic and to take the quiz to see whether you’re a frequent Facebook offender.
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