If you’re sick and tired of scrolling through your Facebook feed only to see numerous ranty statuses from your ‘friends’ about how bad their day is going, you’re not alone.
A new study has pretty much confirmed what we all knew – that everybody f*cking hates seeing people complain about their personal problems on social media.
According to the i100, a survey of 10,000 people with a 50/50 gender split asked Facebook users what their social media habits and preferences were.
And the research from rantic.com found that, of all the irritating things you can post about on FB, personal problems are the absolute worst.
Overall, 62 per cent of men and 67 per cent of women said the the worst type of post was a personal problem, with food pictures and selfies coming in a close second and third.
Those surveyed found baby pictures the least offensive and, surprisingly, posts about politics only annoyed people slightly more than that.
The survey also asked how many of their Facebook friends people would class as actual real-life friends – 65 per cent of the men estimated that 60-80 per cent of their friends or followers were actual friends, compared to 40-60 per cent actual friends for 59 per cent of women.
The survey also revealed that Facebook stalking is alive and well, with 56 per cent of women admitting they look at pictures of exes on social media between 10 and 15 times a month.
Unsurprisingly, a heck of a lot of people also said they would struggle to step away from social media for more than a month, a sign of the times we live in.
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