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Top 10 Most Annoying Trends on Facebook

Updated on February 7, 2014
Are you kidding me? You can't be serious! Are you really writing about this? I thought I'd had enough on Facebook already!
Are you kidding me? You can't be serious! Are you really writing about this? I thought I'd had enough on Facebook already! | Source

10. App Requests

App requests are a terrible scourge on Facebook. This is especially true in the case of sad and lonely single young men. Young lad posts on the timeline of a pretty lass and logs out. He waits all day before logging back into Facebook, and when he finally does, there is one notification waiting for him. He says a little prayer and clicks on the notification icon. Voila!

"James has sent you 20 Poker Chips"

9. Selfies

Facebook has bred a breed of self-interested youth who have taken the definition of narcissism to an all new level. Whoever wanted to plod through an album filled with 250 selfies taken at the same spot in the house, by the fridge or windowsill?

The worst thing is that some selfies have actually managed to become popular, especially in the case of young girls. The age of selflessness is long past now, or so it seems!


8. Paid Likes

The purpose of a Page on Facebook is to create meaningful engagement around a brand, topic, cause or product, and yet, nowadays, some people shortsightedly believe that paying for Likes, and having thousands of Likes that actually don't translate into even one engaged user, is very cool.

7. Extreme Videos and Photos

This is simply outrageous! Facebook is a public site. It is not a place meant for extreme or disgusting content that is meant to make people throw up, and yet, some people seem to be totally oblivious to this fact, as they continually post stuff that is commonly found on shock sites, like people getting killed or hurt badly, or doing unnatural things. The less said about this, the better.

6. 1 Like = 1 Cent

It's quite likely that you've come across a ton of picture posts that show a poor person, or someone suffering from a terminal illness, or a dog or cat without a home, which have text that goes something like "Like if you really care. 1 Like = 1 Cent". Whoever decided that?

It has been made known recently, that a lot of these posts entice people to hit Like or share, for the sake of, not someone who needs care, but someone who wants to push his / her products on Facebook.


5. Movie Reviews

Nowadays, every Tom, Dick and Harry posts reviews about the latest film released. The entire plot of the film is laid bare so that, one you actually go to the theatre, the experience is ruined.

Statements like "The first half was great, but the second half was mediocre" are simply too ubiquitous and boring these days.

Dear common people, please leave the reviewing to the critics. They surely can do a much better job!

4. Tagging Locations

Some people are unashamed show-offs. They try to show the world they are cool and happening. They keep tagging the locations they go to, and more often than not these places are parks, beaches, night clubs and star hotels. Honestly mate, is this the way you live daily? Are you a Texas oil millionaire with loads of cash to blow up? You seem so different (and terribly stingy) when I see you at college!


3. Tagging Unrelated People on Photos

No one likes to be tagged on photos of strangers, and yet, there are a whole bunch of people on Facebook who don't realize this. Many a man has had to go through the ignominy of being tagged on a photo of someone's pet or even a photo of the Great Wall of China!

2. Creating Hashtags Nobody Would Check Out

Some people who don't know what a Hashtag is, use loads of Hashtags in their posts, and in every post of theirs to be more specific.

The purpose of a Hashtag is to collate all the content related to a particular topic that is going around on Facebook for those who want to know what is being discussed about that topic.

So, Hashtags like #iamsobeautiful, #whothehellareyou and #wherearemypyjamas simply make no sense.

Having said that, using weird Hashtags isn't against the rules of Facebook. It only irritates a lot of people :)

Using unrelated and unusual Hashtags, far from being appreciated, are actually a pain in the neck to many!
Using unrelated and unusual Hashtags, far from being appreciated, are actually a pain in the neck to many! | Source

1. Adding to Stupid Groups

Every person's friend list has that one annoying brat who keeps adding others randomly to such meaningless groups as 'Lovers Born Before 1575'.


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    • rohanfelix profile imageAUTHOR

      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 

      4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Just one among many ways that are thought up to fool people, I'd say.

    • rohanfelix profile imageAUTHOR

      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 

      4 years ago from Chennai, India

      I second you on that... Their privacy settings are simply too confusing.

    • rohanfelix profile imageAUTHOR

      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 

      4 years ago from Chennai, India

      I've had the same experiences... Thanks for reading!

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      4 years ago

      A very good post. I don't like the tagging feature. I have the settings set so nobody tags & yet some of my photos are still being tagged. There are also many scandalous women trying to make it into the modeling and fashion industry asking random people to like their page.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      You have hit upon several annoying issues with Facebook. I only hope that they can make it easier to keep your privacy whenver they make changes and updates.

    • rohanfelix profile imageAUTHOR

      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 

      4 years ago from Chennai, India

      There are a lot of people like you and your mother who rightly believe that FB is a productivity killer.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      For so many of the reasons you list here, I have all but closed my Facebook account. The only reason I do not do so is that there are some people who are, or were at one point, in-person friends or acquaintances. My mother recently joined Facebook by accident (being confused about a link that a friend sent her) and she had an account for merely days before she got so miffed at the thing she deleted it. She just didn't see why people like it, and now neither do I.

    • ParadigmEnacted profile image


      4 years ago

      I think you should have ranked the actual fact of user registration and participation as the obvious number one, but good list anyway. It had to be said. Equating 1 like with 1 cent is an interesting form of degeneracy that I haven't been subjected to. You'd think they'd be asking for 2 cents if you shared your opinion, am I right?

      You know, like, "here's my two cents." Only they wouldn't actually be getting any money, or anything of value for that matter.


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