Women Secretly Annoyed By Facebook Friends' Bragging, Opinions (STATS)
Next time you post a status update about what you had for breakfast, keep in mind that some of your friends will be less than pleased.
Eighty-five percent of the women in the survey said they had been annoyed by friends online. Though nearly as many used Facebook to actively share details of their life, it seems not everyone realizes the way their online actions are taken by friends.
The top three behaviors irking others? Complaining all the time (63 percent said this annoyed them), sharing "unsolicited" political views (42 percent), and bragging about "perfect" lives (32 percent).
Eversave also noted, however, "Despite the occasional annoyances, women appreciate Facebook for allowing them to see friends’ photos and videos (91 percent) and helping them search for long lost friends (76 percent)."
The menagerie of annoying online friends may sound familiar. The top tropes include a few different kinds of over-active friend: the documentarian (those who update their status about every little thing they do), the proud mama (a documentarian, but just in terms of their child), and the incessant liker (self-explanatory).
But it's not just hyperactivity, that will get you in trouble. Women were also annoyed by those friends who use Facebook to project their life in an abrasive fashion. For example, the drama queen (friends who make a fuss of everything), the poser (friends who make it seem like they have perfect lives--and tell you by Facebook) and the slactivist (do-gooders who seem only to spread the word through event invitations and wall posts).
"The ironic issue is that many women may not even know they are being classified or thought of that way by their Facebook friends," said Charlene DeLoach Oliver, in the release. "Most people regard social media, like Facebook, as a place to gripe or boast because they often can't do it in real life."
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