Social Media, Pt. 1

I have a pet peeve with some people on Twitter and Facebook. I can't stand when people like their own status or retweet their own tweet.

This came to a head yesterday when someone that I follow on Twitter (who is about to be unfollowed for a number of reasons, the least of which is this) retweeted a retweet of her tweet. The person who initially retweeted her tweet did not comment on the tweet at all, so its not like she was retweeting the comment. It was a literally retweet of a retweet of her tweet. So is she full of herself or just doesn't have social media etiquette?

I think people need to take an etiquette class or read an etiquette article when the sign up for a social media account before they are allowed to use it.

Or maybe I'm the only one who is annoyed by things like this.

I also can't stand when people like their own Facebook status. Of course you like your status, or you wouldn't have said it!

For example, status: "I am having a really good day"...status "liked". Well, yeah. It is when you dislike the fact that you are having a really good day that we want to know about it.

Or another example, status: "I can't wait to go on vacation this week"...status "liked". Is that supposed to differentiate this status from the time you said "I can't wait to go to the dentist" and didn't like it? I think we can all assume you want to go on vacation and don't want to go to the dentist. You shouldn't need to hit the "like" button.

Just a note, the "like"/retweet button of your status is for other people to use. NOT FOR YOU!

Mellow (Mumford) Monday:
"Oh, tell me know where was my fault, in loving you with my whole heart"


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