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Too many selfies, ranting about politics and ‘Liking’ your own profile picture have been named as some of the deadliest social media sins, according to research.
A poll of 2,000 phone-mad Brits also found that four in 10 get wound up by cryptic, attention seeking status updates designed to elicit sympathy from friends and family.
Brits admit to committing over four social sins per week, and half reckon that trolling someone online is the worst thing you can do on social media.
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The study was conducted by online casino Casumo.com, whose spokesman Greg Tatton-Brown said: “New technology, including smartphones, have given us a lot of great gifts.
“They mean we’re never far from information, or being able to contact loved ones – as well as games and other entertainment.
“However, as they’ve become ubiquitous certain behaviours around them, and social media in particular, have proven to really wind many of us up.”
A quarter of irritated respondents said that posting too many pictures of your kids is a definite social media no-no.
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And a fifth get cheesed off by people who constantly post social media updates about their food – including unappetising looking pictures.
However, one in five admit they’ve posted a picture of their dinner plate onto social media in the past, according to the research carried out by OnePoll.
And one in 10 have posted multiple pictures of their pet onto social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter.
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Four in 10 Brits have unfollowed or unfriended someone for simply being too annoying on social media, and a further 27 per cent have “muted” them so they don’t need to see their posts, without the awkwardness of an unfriending.
A quarter reckon it’s even happened to THEM, with over half getting upset, saying they didn’t realise they were irritating their peers.
Facebook has been condemned as the worst social media platform for annoying behaviour in its users, picking up six times more votes than its nearest rival, Twitter.