12 annoying habits of social media users

From stealing content to being a know-it-all, these are the traits that irk the author. Do you agree? Anything to add?

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Here is a very unscientific list of the dozen most obnoxious, cringe-worthy things that happen in the social media realm.

Snarky alert: strap yourselves in—the ride gets pretty bumpy from here…

1. Stealing

Students get kicked out of college for plagiarizing. Journalists get fired for doing it. Heck, even CEOs get bounced for pretending that something is theirs that ain’t. So why, oh why, is copying, lifting, misappropriating, and other forms of stealing content rampant on the social Web?

(Some tips for doing it right: 12 Most Crucial Rules for Content Sharing)

2. Curating without credit

This is actually called stealing. And yep, it’s bad. Check out “‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not gonna take this anymore!’ A tale of copyright infringement” by a friend who had this very thing happen last week.

3. “Borrowing”

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