3 Social Media Pet Peeves 3 Social Media Pet Peeves

3 Social Media Pet Peeves

We live in a day and time where most of us live our lives on the internet, more specifically we live our lives via social media.  From Facebook posts to Twitter rants, many of us can’t help but stay connected this way.  Even I’m virtually attached various forms of social media and have been found guilty of sleeping next to my phone so I can check Twitter timelines during my late night bathroom breaks.  However lately I’ve been becoming increasingly irked by the habits of friends and “friends” I interact with online.  Some of their social media behaviors simply drive me up the wall and I find myself wanting to scream at the screen.  I know I can’t be the only one annoyed by some of these bad habits.  Check out a few that made the top of my pet peeve list, I guarantee you’ll feel my pain.

People Who Misuse Twitter RT
These people drive me to drink some days.  You’re going along reading your timeline filled with news, gossip and some hilarious commentary by friends and then someone creeps in with the sole purpose of retweeting all the nice things people say about them.  You know:

Awww thanks hun RT @sugarbabe @Miami_Mami10 is such a great chef…love her pancakes!

You know it! RT @sugarbabe @Miami_Mami10 is so sweet and focused…love her!

You never see them in your timeline any other time, but let someone give them a complement and they flood your screen for an hour with the retweets.  Then there are the people who retweet private conversations:

Maybe, what time you leaving? RT @sugarbabe @Miami_Mami10 You want to go to the mall?

Okay cool, Im going to catch the train now RT @sugarbabe @Miami_Mami10 In like a half.

I know it’s just Twitter, but why, just why must people annoy me daily with this stupidness, ugh!  I feel like retweeting a picture of me slapping them with a Twitter handbook.

Constant Facebook Status Updates….About Nothing!
Facebook is a place to interact and connect with family and friends and with that connecting you find that there is a need to update your status so that people know what’s going on.  Cool, I got that.  However, if all you did was eat Cheerios and take a nap you don’t need to update your status with that!  I’m so sick of going on Facebook and seeing people do this:

1:00pm  I’m so bored, maybe I should eat.

1:35pm  Shoutout to the cutie in Chipotle for my FREE lunch.  Get like me b*#tches!

2:30pm  Time for a nap, I’m so over being at work.

3:15pm I’m ready to go!

4:45pm breaking out this spot early to go see my boo…don’t hate!!

What?!  Why the hell do you need to update your status this much?  There needs to be some kind of status update maximum and maybe some categories that folk can choose from because the mundane randomness is killing me.

The Fakers
This is really a general pet peeve, but social media just puts more of a spotlight on it. Have you ever read the profiles of a friend or close associate you have on Twitter or Facebook and learned that they are an “Entrepreneur/Writer/Publicist/ DJ and dog lover?”

Huh?

Last time you checked they were a receptionist at a real estate company, hated dogs, gave up when playing DJ Hero, and never even wrote thank you cards.  Publicist?  Writer?  Where the hell did this made up life come from?  And to make it worse they go extra hard online promoting and retweeting and sending links and other people are actually buying into the nonsense!  You want to air them out so bad, but instead you just sit back and watch them create this fictional world around them.  I’m not sure what it is about social media that says to some people “Hey your real life sucks so come here and live a fake one,” but that’s the message tons of people are hearing and it’s simple ridiculous.

What are your social media pet peeves?

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In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

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Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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