Wonder what a Facebook friend is thinking when you post something about how much you love your boyfriend, or how great your last vacation was? Probably not anything good.
Eighty-five percent of women report feeling annoyed by their online friends, according to a new survey from, Eversave, a daily deal site.
The company surveyed 400 women and found that females have little tolerance for friends who use Facebook to overshare about the mundane details about their life you probably wouldn’t even find interesting in real life.
The survey found these three behaviors to be the top three most annoying things you can do on Facebook:
- Complaining all the time (63 percent)
- Sharing unsolicited political views (42 percent)
- Bragging about seemingly perfect lives (32 percent)
Not only may your friends be annoyed with you on Facebook, but they could be putting you in an unsavory social media category. The survey asked the women if they were friends with any of some specified online personalities and they found:
- 65 percent are friends with someone they’d call a documentarian – someone who updates their status every time they use the bathroom.
- 61 percent are friends with at least one drama queen – someone who turns everything into a crisis
- 57 percent are friends with at least one woman that snaps a photo every time her baby drools. Which is to say, often
- 46 percent say they are friends with someone they’d describe as an incessant liker.
- 40 percent are friends with an armchair activist
- 40 percent are friends with someone they’d describe as a poser, a person who projects this picture-perfect life on Facebook, whether it’s true or not
“The ironic issue is that many women may not even know they are being classified or thought of that way by their Facebook friends,” said Charlene DeLoach Oliver, JD, CISR, in the press release accompanying the study. “Most people regard social media, like Facebook, as a place to gripe or boast because they often can’t do it in real life.”
But the survey wasn’t all gloomy. Researchers found that 91 percent of the women said they appreciate Facebook for allowing them to view friends’ photos and videos, and 76 percent said the social media site helped them keep in touch with long-lost friends.
What type of contact annoys you most on Facebook?