In one of our Silver Spur meetings earlier this week, we discussed our biggest pet peeves in the digital world. I am sure you know the feeling. We all have those little things that cause us indescribable frustration when we are online… here are our top 5.
1. Irrelevant Group Messages/Texts
We all love our friends, but sometimes they put us in large group messages that are completely unnecessary. For example, when we are out of town and our friends decide to plan a rendezvous via group text, we would rather not receive dozens of notifications. Other times we find ourselves wondering if we were added to an irrelevant group message on accident. Either way, the constant stream of messaging throughout the day can become quite a nuisance.
TIP: We love the “leave this conversation” option! See below.
2. Random Photo Tags
Have you ever been tagged in a photo and wondered why? Sometimes it is an honest mistake or simply name confusion. Other times, it is because someone wants us to like his or her page or attend an event. Regardless, it is always a let down when you click to see the alleged photo of yourself and cannot spot your own face.
TIP: This can be easily remedied by tagging the original offender in your own selfie.
3. Dominating News Feeds
There are some pages (we won’t name names) that post way too much. It becomes very repetitive when you see 10+ posts from the same page in one day. We understand if you have great content and want to share it, but there are better ways to go about sharing that doesn’t involve hijacking your follower’s news feeds.
TIP: Unfortunately, there is no compromise on this one…either Unlike or Block the page or tolerate the constant posting.
4. Notifications from Followed Pages
Have you ever followed a celebrity and then received notification every time they gain new followers? We get tired of the constant reminder that we will never have as many followers as our celebrity crushes. Not to mention the false hope that little red notification dot constantly gives you.
TIP: You can turn off notifications from a page. They will still appear in your news feed, but won’t hurt your self-esteem.
5. “See More”
Bare with us on this one… we hate clicking the “see more” button on Facebook. ESPECIALLY when the button exposes an essay below. Granted, there are certain posts that require extra space to make a point, but we think that the majority of posts should be able to fit in the allotted visible character limit.
TIP: Never click “see more”; you never know what could be hiding there.
So there you have it! Our top 5 Digital pet peeves. It would be easy to continue the list, but that might result in a very lengthy list! If you would like to continue the discussion, comment below. We would love to hear your thoughts!