Day 22: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)
Social media has become a huge part of today’s world. I’ll admit – I’m a bit of a social media snob; I have accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest – the list goes on and on. I’ll also admit that on occasion, I do check in to places on Facebook, I do post pictures of my food (how could you not post pictures of the most beautiful plate of sushi you’ve ever had?) on Instagram, I do occasionally post a selfie. However, what really grinds my gears is how some people utilize social media and what these people typically post on these social networks.
The constant hashtags on Instagram grinds my gears. I can understand one or two hashtags, but when you post a picture of, for the sake of the aforementioned, your plate of sushi and your caption is #sushi #night #with #my #girls #yum #spicy #salmon #roll #so #good #ugh #laughs #memories #lets #do #it #again. What purpose does that serve you? People use hashtags so that their photos can be found when trending topics are searched. Please, enlighten me. Who searches for words like #with or #roll or #so or #ugh?
The need to post 2903523095 pictures at the gym, statuses or tweets about working out is another one of my biggest pet peeves. How hard are you working out if you are updating your entire social media feed that you are working out? Now, I understand the need for some sort of validation or even motivation from others. It’s a psychological need and I get that. But I’m not too sure I care enough that you are at the gym. It’s typically the people that post about being at the gym that are the ones I don’t see any significant changes in their body. Not sorry. (I mean, today’s topic did tell me to rant, right?)
Political opinions. Just. Say. No. I understand that everything in this world is not black and white. We can’t all agree on the same political stance, or politician. But politics leads to deadly, torturous conversation. I find that the people who start political debates on social networks are usually those who don’t know a thing about politics, or only know what their parents taught them. For the record, I was raised in an extremely conservative household and had it engraved into my mind that that was correct – that there was no other way of thinking. I grew up and formed my own political opinion – one opposite of my family – but it was my decision based on my knowledge. There are a ton of young people out there that I’ve seen look like a complete ass because they don’t know what they’re talking about. This is why straying from political conversation is always a good idea.
And last but not least, the use of social media for pity, to put others down or to make ourselves look good. We’re all guilty of wanting pity from time to time. Occasionally, if you are having a crappy day, you want nothing more than for people to agree with you and make it better. It’s human nature to occasionally feel this way. But there are those people who take to Twitter to talk about their long work hours, how they go to school full time and work full time, how they can “never see their friends” cause they’re always too busy “grinding” (terms I’ve seen on my Twitter feed). These are also the same people who post for all of social media to see that they’re “so busy.” Riddle me this: you’re so insanely busy, working so much, yet you have time to Tweet your every move at work? Your job must be so hard. So many people I know post about what they’re juggling in life – sure, you look awesome if you go to school and work full time and can handle it all – but how many people are already doing that?
I’m all for the use of social networks – for light-hearted fun, not for the above annoyances. Rant over.
And don’t forget about my Ask.FM account that I will be implementing into this blog next month!