9 Social Media Trends That We Are All Tired Of Seeing

by Niharika Nayak

As time moves on, trends come and go. But what we do on the internet can be immortalized long after we are gone. Sure, you may “delete” something, but is it truly gone? Keeping this in mind, there are plenty of internet trends that you may or may not have participated in that make you cringe when you look back now. If you’re an avid social media user, then you’ve probably kept up to date with all the crazy trends that are all the rage on the internet. While most of us have learned to adapt to these trends and just ignore them, others find them highly annoying and cannot wait for people to stop doing them. Here are nine people and the trends that they are tired of seeing people do on social media:

1. Public Grieving

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“I get that finding out about the death of your favorite celebrity can be quite heartbreaking, but why do you need to broadcast it all over the internet? And more importantly, why would you feel the need to hound people who prefer to grieve in silence or not grieve at all? Sure, that celebrity probably meant the world to you, but that doesn’t mean that all of us feel the same way about them.”

2. Licking Public Property

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“Remember when people were going around licking public toilet seats and cupcakes at stores. Well, I certainly hope nobody is doing that now because it’s gross, unhygienic, and now can even spread COVID-19. It’s best to save the licking for your own home or, better yet, for ice creams and lollipops.”

3. Turning Babies Into Social Media Stars

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“No, your two-year-old does not need her own Instagram account. Sure, you might think your child is the most amazing person globally and would love to share him with the world, but I guarantee you that not everyone thinks the same. Why can’t you understand that children cannot consent to their pictures being shared on the internet and that there are creeps out there who could misuse your kid’s pictures? Or you can just take pictures of your kids and keep them in photo albums like the parents of 90s kids did. Then when they are older, they can choose to share them. Even if you just have to update your Instagram followers about your kids, you can just share one or two pictures here and there; you don’t need to fill our timelines with their pictures.”

4. Pining After Terrible People Just Because They Are Attractive

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“The other day, I saw a TikTok in which a girl was actually pushing for the Menendez brothers (who killed both their parents in cold blood btw) to be released just because they are attractive. The same goes for the actress Amber Heard, who is worshiped by men for being attractive despite proof that she was abusive towards her partner. I don’t understand what “hotness” has to do with being a good person.”

5. Cancelling People For The Smallest Of Reasons

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“I get why you would want to cancel someone who is accused of assault or someone who has misbehaved with many people, but why would you cancel someone over a silly tweet they made when they were 14? Twitter has become such a negative space because people are getting canceled left, right, and center over the silliest of reasons.”

6. Celebrating “Monthiversaries”

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“Why do you need to broadcast that you’re celebrating months of a relationship? Sure, everyone is happy that you’re with someone you care so deeply for, but that doesn’t mean that you broadcast even the smallest of milestones all over social media. It’s one thing to celebrate a six-month anniversary, but celebrating an anniversary every month is over the top. Nobody is that interested in your love life. It just makes us feel like we are third wheeling in their relationships.”

7. Glorifying Celebrities

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“No, Megan Fox is not going to date you no matter how much you body shame the other women in your life and wish they were as perfect as she is. Celebrities are exactly like us, except that they earn a lot more and have zero privacy. Why would you glorify them and try to make them out to be more than they actually are? They are just slightly famous people who are out to do their jobs like the rest of us.”

8. Spreading Misinformation As Facts

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“No, getting vaccinated will not lead to you being implanted with a chip. You need to stop forwarding hoax messages and conduct proper research before you share them on social media. Sure, we are all guilty of falling prey to such things in the past, but that doesn’t mean that you continue to do so when someone points out how false or ridiculous your statement is.”

9. Recording Acts Of Charity

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“You can donate to a cause without bragging about it on social media. Sure, you can share info related to the cause and state that you have done your own part but sharing the exact amount of money you’ve donated or putting down others who cannot donate at the moment is totally uncalled for. The same goes for people who help underprivileged people and then record it for their social media. There are some things that don’t need to be broadcasted on social media.”

At the end of the day, social media is a circus that cannot be controlled, and there is only so much you can do. When it comes to people who annoy you, the best thing to do is to unfollow, block, or simply mute. Do let us know if there are specific social media trends that you absolutely cannot stand in the comment section below!

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Niharika has a passion for all things art, music and travel. During her spare time she likes experimenting in the kitchen, painting pop culture icons and chasing after random street cats. Her dream is to one day own an amusement park so she can ride roller coasters for free.
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