Top 10 Ways To Be A Horrible Person On Social Media

Top 10 Ways To Be A Horrible Person On Social Media

It’s Evil Week here at Lifehacker, which means sharing tips from the dark side of life. With that in mind, here are ten social media faux pas that are guaranteed to infuriate your followers and significantly lower the bar for all of humanity. Haters gonna hate.

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Do the “duckface” in every photo

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Post incessantly about your workout regime

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Publicly broadcast your feuds on Facebook


Go nuts with baby pics

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Steal other people’s tweets

Overindulge in hashtags

Perfect the “humble brag”

Share old viral videos

Post overly sexualised selfies

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Keep making those Bitstrips

Bitstrips is a comic creation app that purports to turn you and your friends into “hilarious” cartoon characters. You may remember a rash of these things appearing on Facebook last year before they were literally hated out of existence. Undeterred, the company recently raised $15 million in venture capital funding. It’s time to bring the Bitstrip back.

Got any social media pet peeves of your own? Share what really burns your custard in the comments section below!

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  • Post overly sexualised selfies

    Aren’t we always saying that the selfie-taker is the only one who determines whether their image is sexualised or not, regardless of the image?

  • You forgot the biggest one –
    Blame the republicans/democrats for allowing *post that has nothing to do with america or politics AT ALL* followed up quickly with ‘DERRRTRRKRRRGRRRRNS’
    Or put it more simply, publish american opinions.

    • Don’t forget AUTISM CAUSES CANCER. Wait, VACCINES. Or whatever you just read on some crackpot site that you believe despite all the people posting correct information in the comments.

    • How is it rape culture? The photo captain implies that woman are inappropriately sharing excessive amounts of photos (like at church weddings etc). I don’t know why woman behave like this. It’s pretty crazy and it really has nothing to do with rape culture. It’s about how we bring up our woman to value themselves insofar as a pair of walking tits and ass and that’s it. That is what social media sites like instagram have become and that is sad. Rape culture is implying you shouldn’t do that because men will want to rape you and that you aren’t entitled to show skin because men will rape you.

  • Those goddamn bitstrips. Best decision ever was blocking them.

    Don’t forget to post photos from “ITS AUSTRALIA DAY NOT CITIZENS DAY!!!!!!!” and start the posts with “I’m not racist, but..”

    Also, post vague one-word status updates:

    You: “:(”
    Them: “What’s wrong?”
    You: “nothin”
    Them: “No really, what’s wrong?”
    You: “ill inbox u”

    Probably the same thing as airing your dramas on FB, but shorter and much more dramatic.

    For bonus points, post quotes from Marilyn Munroe on how you’re a strong, independent woman who won’t be with any man if they can’t handle her at her worst. Even if you’re a man, just post it.

    • I love those dramatic posts from women saying “don’t judge me until you know me, talk to my face not behind my back, etc”. I find the ones who post comments like that are often the biggest bitches among their group in the first place.

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