Dear Internet Life,
I enjoy social media every now and then, catching up on what’s been happening in the world. Whenever I need a good laugh, I would go to the comment section to read people’s comments below.
Although I love social media and the entertaining people who writes these interesting comments below the posts, there are a handful of commentators that needs to take a long break from the internet.
Therefore, let me reveal the most annoying social media commentators!
1. The Political Freaks
Ever since the 2016 election, people still TILL THIS DAY are still obsessed and aggressive with this Conservative versus Liberal civil war. Every time, I check the news on Facebook and Twitter, in the comment section you see something like: “Snowflakes, Liberal tears, and fake news.” I know this earth is not full of mature human beings and I know we all have our differences, but if you disagree with other people’s political views, accept it and let it go. Commenting a big paragraph insulting each other and etc. is not going to make a person change due to upbringing and ignorance. It is up to the individual to change.
Speaking of big paragraphs…
2. The Long and Extra Commentators
I love reading people’s comments when it comes to juicy, gossipy news, but at the same time my time is very precious. I don’t mind reading one sentence to maybe a paragraph, but reading comments long as essays are annoying, boring, and too extra! I know most users want to prove a point, but honey…just GET TO THE POINT!Also, if you have an interesting story to write about, blog it! Trust me, nobody has time to read your long essay-comment about your life story or why you are against the Kardashians (can’t stand them too, but really).
Therefore long commentators, please keep the comments short and simple. Because…
I wish Facebook has a 140 character limit.
3. The Dumb Commentators
I love following and reading celebrity news online catching up on what is happening in the celebrity world. However, when it comes to the comment section, you have people complaining about why E! Entertainment or People Magazine keeps posting news about Beyonce, Madonna, or the Kardashians. Some people seem to forget (or bumped their head) that these celebrity news sites are SUPPOSED to report about celebrities. If you are sick of hearing about a certain celebrity, just avoid it and keep sliding down your phone until you find something that is really interesting. It does not matter if you unfollow them or not, the writers are still getting paid!
4. The Trolls
For every comment section, there will be trolls that just want trouble and attention. Unfortunately, users still tend to fall into the troll’s trap by insulting them and insulting them wasting their time and energy. People, don’t fool with the trolls because those 15 minutes you wasted on trying to out-troll the troll could have been used by watching a funny YouTube video. Negativity is only a distraction. Focus on the positive.
5. The Chain Letters
Really? People still write those? I know it was a fad since the 90s and early 2000s, but there are still about 15% of users that still write them. I remember reading a chain letter about a ghost girl coming to knock on my door and kill me if I do not send the same chain letter to five of my user friends. Well….it’s been over ten years. I think the ghost girl got lost and gave up.
6. The “Likies”
Does this look familiar?
I understand the love for nostalgia,but let us just like the video and move on. We do not need to like your comment to like a song.
Well that is all for now…until I have another list.
I understand people have the freedom of speech and print, but we can all agree that we need more common sense. People do not think before they type.
If I spot a internet troll who just wants to fat shame or bully someone, should I waste my ten minutes to go low as the troll and bully the troll back? Will that make me better or worse?
If I keep debating with a person who thinks differently from me, should I just stop and move on and accept that there are people who need to open their minds on their own to see your point-of-view.
Most of the time, people really do not read people’s comments carefully and just quickly assume that is what they mean. For example, I remember commenting on a post about some actress that looks much skinnier than she was on television. A user thought I was “skinny-shaming” her, but that was not the case.
I explained why I made that comment and was only going to explain it ONCE. If she still did not understand, or just wanted to keep feuding with me online, then I would just block her because my time is precious. Just like texting, people’s comments can mean anything.
Life Lesson #88: Do not feed the internet trolls. Be mature and spend your time commenting wisely.