Society is an ever-shifting landscape of trends, traditions, rituals, and norms. Change is the name of the game, but for some people, change doesn’t happen fast enough. Redditor Jimjoe1 asked people what modern social trends anger them the most, and they couldn’t wait to share their real thoughts and feelings about what they feel is wrong with the world.

We’ve collected the best responses below, so have a read through them and tell us what you think, dear Pandas. Remember to upvote the ones you agree with and be sure to drop us a comment with how you’d personally answer Jimjoe1’s question.

Pssst, spoiler warning, plenty of these people think that social media and attention-seeking are some of the fundamental ills of the times that we live in. Read on for Bored Panda’s interview about our desire to be seen and adored on social media with an expert in history. If you think our fascination with wanting attention is something new, you’re in for a rough awakening.

#1

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Treating opinion as fact and fact as opinion

Psychological_Bat865 , GoToVan Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Awesome court ruling here recently: judge deemed a mother's own 'googling and internet research' was not sufficient to deny her children vaccines, esp measles after a 2019 outbreak (NB this parent also rejected haircuts and dental care for kids until forced to[free of charge of course]). Judge basically said if I allow your (mum) opinion to be equivalent to that of a genuine specialist witness, then what is the point of these special experts? Anyone could start to claim to be an expert, too dangerous a precedent. Kids are getting vaccinated. Awful that it had to be done like this. She said they had natural immunity and didn't need vaccines, as her kids hadn't ever gotten the illnesses, and had been given 'holistic vaccines' whatever the hell those are 🤦‍♀️

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#2

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends The whole instagram influencer thing. Why are we following these people??

rburgundy69 , Kate Torline Report

Monic Krugell
Community Member
1 month ago

Exactly, what made them experts to give healthy informed advise on how to live your life?

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#3

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Playing music or watching videos in public without headphones. If I go to a park or the beach I want to be able to hear the wind and waves and birds singing, not whatever obnoxious s**t you feel you have the right to subject everyone to.

twcochran , Budgeron Bach Report

Roland Gosselin
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a basic lack of education, TBH.

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Jimjoe1’s thread was incredibly popular on r/AskReddit, getting over 64.4k upvotes at the time of writing and being the top-awarded post on the site. Other redditors gifted the user more than 340 awards and we can definitely see that number getting higher as the thread continues to get more and more attention online.

Bored Panda spoke about social media, people’s desire to look beautiful and ‘perfect,’ and how this is commodified with historian Dr. Jane Nicholas from St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo.

According to Dr. Nicholas, seeking perfection isn’t a new idea: it’s long been sold as an attainable ideal. Something that’s within our grasp and could be ours if we just tried harder (or… spent more).

#4

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Gender reveal.
Especially when people react badly. Imagine being a kid and coming across a video of one of your parents having a tantrum because you aren’t they gender they wanted you to be.

ScienceFactsNumbers , BARBARA RIBEIRO Report

Friday
Community Member
1 month ago

Imagine being the kid who’s parents started a wildfire or accidentally killed someone at your gender reveal. Some people are so narrow minded, selfish and just beyond stupid.

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#5

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends People recording themselves doing “charitable acts” like buying a meal or giving money to a homeless person. I can assure you that person does NOT want their face all over social media so you can get clout for being a “good charitable person”. Sure do a good thing like helping the less fortunate but you don’t need to record it and have their face all over social media.

aeb630 , Tom Parsons Report

Monic Krugell
Community Member
1 month ago

Charitable act: A charitable organization or activity helps and supports people who are ill, disabled, or very poor. ADJ n. ...charitable work for the handicapped. 2 adj Someone who is charitable to people is kind or understanding towards them. -- What they are doing is self public relations and not a charitable act at all.

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#6

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends "Don't forget to like and subscribe" or "1 like = 1 prayer" just please f**k right off with that.

AirForceWeirdo , cottonbro Report

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 month ago

thoughts and prayers? How about something that will make a real difference?

g90814
Community Member
1 month ago

T&P may make you feel better, but does absolutely nothing otherwise.

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Aryaman Malik
Community Member
1 month ago

What about drop a like and sub or a spider will be in your bed tonight? Honestly that's so cringy and annoying.

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month ago

Or "95% will just scroll past this, but people who really care about (whatever) will repost!" As if posting a meme will do anything other than clutter up your friends' feed.

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Zarin Jashim
Community Member
1 month ago

If you like the vid , then like. If not, dislike. If you like the youtuber, subscribe. It depends on your taste. And those shitty comments like, "Like=girl, Comment=Boys" or "those who believe in god/pray give like to my comment" in a totally irrelevent vid is very annoying. These people need to go to jail.

Marika Miettinen
Community Member
1 month ago

"don't forget to press that notification bell!" why the f**k would I want notifications for all the videos from the dozens of youtubers I watch? that'd be madness! I just open youtube and see what's new, sometimes I take a few weeks off and then have some nice binge nights while gaming.

Michael Maurice
Community Member
1 month ago

It's because many people are subscribed to many channels. And based on our watching habits the Youtube algorithm determines what we like and what we don't which might be not the case so some of the new uploads don't show up in the subscriptions feed. So it's good to press that bell icon in order to know if your favorite Youtuber uploaded something new. It's not very important if you know you'll get back to him/her again anyway but it really does help a lot people who are still trying to establish a viewership.

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Oooh yes, I hate it when they do that. Seriously, Youtubers, don't beg for likes or subscribes! If I enjoy your stuff, I will like and subscribe without being specifically told to ;)

Dl B
Community Member
1 month ago

Please like and subscribe because I quit my day job to do this and if it fails I am screwed,

Laura
Community Member
1 month ago

when you have to get the feel good fuzzies while doing the absolute least amount of word

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 month ago

Influencers are modern day cancer

McSydney
Community Member
1 month ago

They sure can be

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denzoren
Community Member
1 month ago

Also, "type amen or...." give me a break.

Royer Potts
Community Member
1 month ago

And “1 like = 1 respect”, how does one quantify respect into a unit of measurement?

Myrkur
Community Member
1 month ago

Also when people make posts about extremely seroous stuff like abuse, and they end it with "YOU BETTER SHARE OTHERWISE I HATE YOU AND YOU ARE DISGUSTING" like chill, you can just say something like "please share this so this information can spread!"

Myrkur
Community Member
1 month ago

*serious stuff (typo)

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Easily Excitable Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

I've got no problem with "like and subscribe," but "1 like = 1 prayer" just makes me sick, and I'm not even particularly religious.

Sergio Bicerra
Community Member
1 month ago

Me too, the like and suscribe is just part of theiir advertisement. The prayers... disgusting.

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1 month ago

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Esther (she/her)
Community Member
1 month ago

All Channels should be like Flamingo! He never asked for like or subs he just was himself, and he still doesn’t! seriously every channel, every damn video of YouTube has YouTube statistics and begging to like subscribe

*me*
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah just stop. Be like mark rober who I heard puts up at the end of each video two seconds of “please consider subscribing”

Redfox
Community Member
4 days ago

Was watching a very quiet youtube video recently and then the LIKE bright blue thumb's up appeared on screen with a loud noise and scared the crap outta me! Sheesh, at least wait till the damned video is finished before you 'remind' me to like.

Melanie Wittmier-Steffler
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I DELETE all "leave a review"

Gabriel
Community Member
3 weeks ago

These like and subsribe ads on youtube are the only thing that i hate about youtube. The more they ask for👍 and sub the more i ignore them

Clatgineer
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Most people know that the 1 like = prayer thing is useless, gives people a sense of doing something

HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Also "give this video a like" right at the beginning of the video, like, I'll like it if I like the video, let me watch it please

Daren Tan
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm ok with "Please subscribe and like" but "1 like = 1 prayer" is like a scam, unless the person really praying out loud on live stream

Alayna Gill
Community Member
1 month ago

Or “If you don’t subscribe this spider will be in your bed 🙄

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 month ago

I hate the posts that start with "if you're really my friend, you'll (do some ridiculous post)". Proving your friendship by inane posting??

Alexis
Community Member
1 month ago

I would gladly hit the subscribe and like buttons for good and free entertainment.

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 month ago

I ignore it

Ileana Sky Aviles
Community Member
1 month ago

This! When will it end!

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 month ago

That's an easy way to get me to block you.

Cee Mor
Community Member
1 month ago

right all of it...the constant begging

UncleRussian
Community Member
1 month ago

I watch an irish YouTuber called RTGame and he uses that phrase for comedic purposes to just show how stupid it is xD He purposely uses a fake typical upbeat docuhetuber voice and all, it's grand

kennedy1209
Community Member
1 month ago

The currency of social media.

Derek Liu
Community Member
1 month ago

Meme channels take note

Iggy
Community Member
1 month ago

If everyone gave even as little as a cent instead of a thought or a prayer to the particular cause or gofundme, that would make an actual difference.

Seabeast
Community Member
1 month ago

I recently got an email asking me to rate a plumber that I used. I was happy with the plumbing service, but not so happy that I had to review them using either Google or Facebook.

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“Many cosmetics, for example, promise the ability to achieve a certain look with their use. Social media is driven by different, more individual forces than traditional media, but it is caught up in many of the same patterns, specifically selling goods,” she explained that there’s a (hidden) economic aspect to social media that drives it forward. So what we’re seeing with influencers and their fixation on making a profit shouldn’t surprise anybody.

The history expert noted that even if we’re smart enough to know that an image posted on social media is “highly manipulated,” this doesn’t mean that we can easily identify it with our own two eyes. “It’s difficult now to distinguish real people from the highly curated image presented on social media,” she said.

#7

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Worshipping billionaires.

shartedmyjorts , Steve Jurvetson Report

troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

Worshiping influencers,/actors.. I just don't get it. It's fine when somebody likes them, but idolizing them? Too far imo

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#8

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Making young children into social media stars. It’s fine to share pictures of your kids with friends, but aggressively documenting and marketing your family life for the public at large is... creepy.

Hermit_Krab , Julia M Cameron Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Awful. These posts and pictures are there forever. The child isn't old enough to consent. Protect their identity, they have rights too! Some sick buggers just use or even adopt children in order to make the videos.

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#9

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Treating depression like a quirky personality type.

SuperTriniGamer , Andrea Piacquadio Report

Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Or even worse - pretending to be depressed, in order to get sympathy or likes on social media...

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Dr. Nicholas believes that our inability to distinguish between real and highly curated images on social media “reflects something of our true selves now,” implying that things are here to stay. At least for the time being.

But for those of you lamenting that modern society is a nightmare, wishing to go back to the good old days, ask yourselves this: which days exactly are the so-called good old days? Dr. Nicholas told Bored Panda that we’ve all lived with various images of beauty since at least the 1920s, and “these have become parts of ourselves.”

Our modern focus on social media is merely an extension of a long historic fascination with beauty. Similarly, other trends could be seen as continuations or reactions to previous trends once you dig a little deeper. That’s why having a solid foundation in history is vital if you want to make more accurate guesses about the future.

#10

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends How quickly misinformation spreads through social media. It’s seriously a dangerous thing in society and it’s pretty terrifying

bvsshevd , Ivan Samkov Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

"A lie will get half way round the world before the truth gets its boots on"

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#11

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Toxic positivity

“Just be positive!”

Yeah thanks Carol I didn’t realize just staying positive would cure my chemical imbalance

NoStateOfGrace , Andrea Piacquadio Report

Zarin Jashim
Community Member
1 month ago

yeh ,annoying really.

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#12

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends anti-vaccination. When vaccines were first discovered or developed or however you want to say it, they were mostly seen as a scientific break through. A great success. The wonders of man kinds great power and ingenuity. Polio? What polio? But now, it is trendy for many to be now smarter than several years of research and hard work. To know more in 10 minutes on YouTube then someone who has dedicated years of their life to study what other people before then also studied for years of their life and so on and so on. Years of human evolution, growth, study, break-throughs, accomplishments, ground to a halt by some jack wagon with a social media account.

Gharrrrrr , Gustavo Fring Report

Angela Brisebois
Community Member
1 month ago

I had a stroke because I caught whooping cough in an area where there was an outbreak and anti-vax cluster. I can't express how angry I am, years later, at people who refuse to believe that vaccines work/help. I would not wish what happened to me on anyone...how can people take such a stupid chance on themselves/kids/family/friends/strangers? The mind boggles.

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Are the internet and social media to blame for what’s wrong with society? I like to think that they’re merely tools and aren’t inherently good or evil, but we make them so with how we use them. Or, to put it a tad more poetically, they’re funhouse mirrors that reflect and amplify our inner selves.

Social media can be a way to get in touch with long-lost friends and to give a platform for your art. Or it can be an excuse to post endless vapid selfies and to advertise products for monetary gain.

#13

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Food blogs for a simple recipe. I don’t give a f*** about reading a story before reading a recipe

guiltycitizen , Klaus Nielsen Report

Commander OwO
Community Member
1 month ago

Agreed. It takes eternity to scroll down to the recipe

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#14

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Family vloggers horrify me. The concept of exploiting your children's lives for views is particularly awful. And because it's a relatively new concept there are no real laws around child labor or exploitation concerning it. There are youtubers out there right now who live in mansions worth millions of dollars that they got from shoving a camera in their toddler's face and demanding them to perform for strangers. I can't even imagine the psychological repercussions this will have on these kids in the future.

AggieChristie , Gage Skidmore Report

Friday
Community Member
1 month ago

I read today about that awful YouTube couple who put their healthy dog down, they apparently backed out of a Thailand adoption because they were forbidden to discuss or show the baby on social media for 12 months. These type of people do not care about children, only chasing money.. https://amp.nine.com.au/article/c2ff7936-818b-47e6-9332-09361787befe

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#15

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Justifying being an a-hole with “it’s just a prank”

brch01 , Polina Zimmerman Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

It's been this way for decades, it was done in the playground before social media

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Similarly, the internet itself is both a vast repository of painstakingly verified knowledge and funny animal videos, as well as a seemingly endless archive of half-truths, rumors, fake news, and gossip. You can’t have the good without the bad. Though it’s always healthy to sit down and think about what you’d change about the world if you could. And then, perhaps, even go out and make those changes into reality.

#16

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends How almost every article is a video rather than an article. I can get to the main point faster reading than it takes for the video to get there.

tekka97 , Andrea Piacquadio Report

Andrea Purzycki
Community Member
1 month ago

This! Especially when I'm looking for a video game walkthrough. I just want to know where this one chest is. Show me a picture, a few sentences about how to find it, and maybe a map. I don't want to scroll through a 20 minute video to find out where this one stupid chest is.

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#17

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends The overgrowth of identity. There’s nothing wrong with being any race, gender or sexuality (or any other thing), but it doesn’t make you any more ‘legitimate’ or more of an authority on anything. I guess I’m just tired of all the deepening divisions. If you get too engrossed in your ‘tribe’ you’ll lose sight of all the other people out there.

cewumu , Kaique Rocha Report

Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

Amen.

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#18

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends The instagram Kardashian body image crap. Those bodies are unachievable without surgery, money, trainers, chefs, etc. Cellulite and love handles exist. Eat healthy, exercise and love who you are with confidence.

Sydneyfire , Eva Rinaldi Report

Friday
Community Member
1 month ago

You forgot filters and photoshop 🙃

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#19

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Basing your entire identity around political parties that don't even represent your interests.

DeathSpiral321 , Benjamin Claverie Report

Thorfin Wolfsbane
Community Member
1 month ago

what's actually worse is people exchanging their religious beliefs for political identity. yes, i'm looking at you conservative christians!

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#20

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Influencers. I can't stand the term, it gives whatever dickhead thinks they are famous a feeling of superiority. Plus everyone seems to be an 'Influencer' and not actually engaging in proper life. Grrr

theundeadworlock , Mateus Campos Felipe Report

Casey Burns
Community Member
1 month ago

Narcissists fueling their egos.

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#21

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends The idea that every one of your hobbies needs to be turned into a side hustle. No one is allowed to simply have hobbies that they love, you have to strive to be good enough to monetize it

snoort , Caroline Feelgood Report

Nat Hedley
Community Member
1 month ago

"If you enjoy something, why not make it a stressful obligation upon which you're financially dependent? Suck all the joy out of your life today with Side Hustle "

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#22

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends When people see someone in distress, instead of helping they whip their phones out and film. Social media and smart phones have absolutely messed this world up.

TankRCDC , Dario Fernandez Ruz Report

N G
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm torn on this. Depending on the source of the distress it may not be appropriate to interfere and filming it instead will be vital evidence. If it's clear that help can and should be provided, then yes, use your phone to call for help and not film.

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#23

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Mommy wine culture. The normalization of needing to drink to tolerate your kids. As a mom who doesn't drink it seems like there is so much normalization of alcoholic behavior that it makes me sad.

bootsandspurs , Elly Fairytale Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Sad and frightened. Parents are the ones who drive their children wherever they need to go, and monitor their activities to ensure they’re safe. Mothers are also the ones who need to be careful about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in any children born after they become alcoholics because they’re dependent on wine—-or whatever alcoholic beverage they move on to—-just to get through the day.

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#24

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Letting little kids have social media (unsupervised). They are not equipped to handle any of it. So many conflicts spawn out of it.

Teddylina , Katerina Holmes Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Never ever. I check all apps for chat functions in any capacity, I know my kid isn't ready. But I know kids around his age (8-12) that use it 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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#25

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Without a doubt, I can't stand cancel culture, gaslighting and the insane oversensitivity shown in social media. I'm going to write it clearly........"If you don't like something, don't watch it, interact with it or have anything to do with it." Just because you don't appreciate what someone has created, it doesn't mean it's your right to remove them and their art entirely. John Cleese said it perfectly "From the point of creativity, if you have to keep thinking which words you can use and which you can't, then that will stifle creativity"

Boomage79 , Clem Onojeghuo Report

Isabella
Community Member
1 month ago

I can not upvote this enough!

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#26

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Public shaming. Terrifying how the blind rage of an anonymous crowd can ruin your life in hours.

Boborbot , Inzmam Khan Report

Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

They used to call these lynch mobs. They used to let you die with some dignity by hanging you and be done with it. Now they ruin your life and salt the earth. In some cases, death might have been a mercy.

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#27

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Words like "victim" and "survivor" being thrown around so much to the point where they are losing their meaning.

Allenrw3 , Andres Ayrton Report

Aga S
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't forget the "struggle" too. One more "everyday life struggles of a girl" and I'm ready to throw said girl off the roof 🤦‍♀️

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#28

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Recording strangers to see their reactions.

VoluptuousPorsche , Rebecca Harris Report

mcborge1
Community Member
1 month ago

That's just plain creepy.

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#29

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Social media influencers asking for free items unsolicited, then when of course they decline they threaten to (and in some cases do) leave bad reviews forcing the company to have to respond to false allegations for no reason.

llcucf80 , carringtondurham Report

Ick Villiams
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s almost like Bored Panda have done a posting about this very issue

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#30

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Glorifying celebrities and treating them like gods. Like, I understand being a fan of someone, but you don't have to create an entire livelihood around them or try to emulate them. This is also how people get into positions of power when they shouldn't be.

A_Wild_Striker , Eva Rinaldi Report

Kristal
Community Member
1 month ago

This has been a thing since the first celebrity, the worship and emulation is not new. What's new is information access; many celebs have social media accounts for more access to them.

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#31

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Modern people (including most the people I've dated) getting pissed that I don't reply to them immediately. "Why were you ignoring me bro?!" I wasn't. I'm just not addicted to my phone. People will b***h and moan about how I don't reply to them immediately, but if you put them all in a room, they can't look up from their phones to have a real conversation. Why did they ever invent active statuses?!?! It's so goddamn annoying to have people get mad at me because I used the calculator on my phone at work, and then people look to see that you were on your phone, and immediately think you're ignoring them. I'm at work. I didn't even notice your STUPID. BUBBLE.

Notthesharkfromjaws , Ketut Subiyanto Report

Sasy
Community Member
1 month ago

I remember a time when friends and family respected business hours, meaning you only called if something was important, and if you had to leave a message you expected to wait until end of work.

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#32

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Doing a stupid "challenge" that will end with one or more people injured, imprisoned, or worse.

alpaca1yps , viviandnguyen_ Report

Esther (she/her)
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

one word: Tiktok. Why? The (pretty sure it’s called)skull breaker challenge and many more

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#33

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Woke culture. It doesn't allow for people getting better. If you have to dig 7 years to find something bad someone said on twitter they maybe a improved person now. I care about how people are now not 7-10 years ago or that they say something stupid in high school.

deephair , Andrea Piacquadio Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

It takes a special someone to spend time trawling through twitter to see if someone made a dumb tweet when they were essentially a child or very young adult.

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#34

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends That people think their lives need to be viewed to be lived- it’s like privacy and being private are considered repressive. People are always online, posting about their lives, and everyone wants validation about every aspect of their lives. Just f*****g live ‘em!

AntiqueGreen , Kampus Production Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

The Truman show, but with a wider cast, and willing participants

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#35

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Narcissism. Everyone has to livestream their trip to the grocery store, or sits in front of a beautiful natural site and never turn around and look at it, because they’re obsessed with themselves and creating this false narrative about their life. Everything is all about “living their best life”(usually at the expense of others) or “living their truth”(complete BS not remotely based on reality). It’s all about them, and only them. F*** I hate these people...

SexyWampa , cottonbro Report

Friday
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

These people do not know how to truly live in the moment, so it’s really their loss.

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#36

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends You can't just buy something now. Everything is a subscription. First it was just Netflix, then it was dollar shave club. Now every TV channel is a separate subscription, every household item wants to send it to you over and over again. Nothing is released physically, so the only way to watch a movie or check out a new album is to pay someone monthly. Services that were offered for free or one-time purchase are rescinded and now offered as subscriptions. It's so obvious that everyone and everything just wants to milk you as long and for as much as possible. And people just buy into it willingly. I know people who spend like $200 a month on stuff that was free like, 10 years ago. People are even offering themselves on a subscription base now. I can't believe how cool everyone is with watching all their money disappear all the time.

thejazzace , Mollie Sivaram Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

CDs and DVDs are still available for music and film. Some of this is an exaggeration.

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#37

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Plain articles of clothing like a t-shirt where the only thing on them is a large graphic of the logo of the brand that made it. See it a lot with “Gucci”. People are literally paying hundreds of their own money to be a walking advertisement for a company.

jimjoe1 , Frank Schwichtenberg Report

Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

"Oooh, I don't have a personality, perhaps wearing a famous brand can substitute for that."

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#38

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends I'm exhausted with how vapid and fake social media is.

cogitoergopwn , Ivan Samkov Report

Monic Krugell
Community Member
1 month ago

Jip, when everyone I studies with now on social media "looks younger" than what they did when we studied 14 years ago!!!

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#39

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Recording people in need for clout.

overthinkingdreamerx , JoshPalerLin Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Never. And dont force it on them, or act like they owe you in any way (ie for clout etc) i know ppl say beggars can't be choosers but that's dehumanising esp when in literal examples of beggars like this, rather than a metaphor

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#40

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Public grieving. And berating those who don’t grieve publicly. When Chadwick Boseman passed away, people were hounding his co-stars regarding their responses. When Malik B of The Roots passed away, Questlove actually found out by being spammed on Twitter by a bunch of strangers. Imagine finding out one of your closest friends died, because random strangers wanted an immediate response from you.

Wookie301 , fibonacciblue Report

troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

I hate public grieving too. I mean... how do you even have the strength to think about your social media when you grieve??

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#41

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends The fact that if you don't have Instagram and don't document your whole entire existence you're a nobody and don't have a life and live under a rock??? Excuse me but since I deleted social media accounts my life seems way more fulfilling and enjoyable than having to worry about how many people views my story and liked my photo of what dirt i ate for breakfast.

whatdoyoumeanwork , Amy Humphries Report

Kateryna
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree with this one!! "Have you not seen this trend? You live under a rock!!" No, I just have different interests, that's all.

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#42

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Couples recording pranks on each other that are so painfully staged. It’s the same super popular trends that are reproduced. Like do you really need to act so shocked the tenth time your girlfriend pretends to strip in front of the camera but actually has clothes underneath her towel? Are you really THAT shocked? At this point I just block but I just can’t imagine people have that much time

overthinkingdreamerx , RODNAE Productions Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

The giant fake open mouth grin smile faces, oh god it's second hand cringe, just so fake

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#43

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends How people try to destroy you or simply frown upon when you don’t join whatever bandwagon they’re on.

sith10rd94 , Alex Green Report

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
1 month ago

Seen this happen so often on even BP, where most are factual opinions hopefully

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#44

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Everyone acting like experts on crazily complex topics because they either read a headline or one article that agrees with what they already believed.

KillerOfCereal , Andrea Piacquadio Report

Casey Burns
Community Member
1 month ago

Misinformation is why the world seems so lost.

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#45

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends I'm just so glad the "licking things at the store" trend is over. It is over, right? Please tell me that's finally done.

Anjelikka , Moto Lewinski Report

HiddenGenZ
Community Member
1 month ago

Ew! I never knew

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