10 reasons I hate social media

When you’re immersed in social media, it tends to get on your nerves—just as it has for the author. Can you relate?

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I love it because it’s instant, fun, and creative. A successful social media post that receives hundreds of “likes,” comments, and shares gives you such a great feeling.

But I do it all day, every day. I do it at work, and I do it in my personal life. Because I’m immersed in it, occasionally there are things about it that make me want to throw staplers across the room. #socialmediaproblems

Why do I sometimes hate social media? Oh, let me count the ways …

1. Typos/grammatical errors

Social media is immediate; that’s why it works so well. Because of that, it’s easy to post something quickly from your phone without realizing you used the wrong “their.” When you return to your computer, you see the nasty comments from the grammar police.

You’d never misspell something on a billboard that reaches 100,000 people, but a tweet certainly could reach that many people. We never think to put as much care and thought into a tweet as we do a billboard, because we don’t consider the weight of our 140-character post.

2. Here today, gone tomorrow

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