Why You Need
By Kyzia Maramara
For some of us, the internet is life. We can’t live a day or even an hour without checking our social media sites. It’s become a staple in our lives, even more staple than rice! But then, like some rice that is reported to be synthetic, not everyone on your newsfeed is real or pleasant. And if you are undecided whether to unfollow someone or not, here are reasons to help you make up your mind.
If they’re sharing fake news
This goes without saying. Unfollow the heck out of the gullible person!
If they’re being annoying
“Annoying” differs from person to person. Annoying could be a person constantly posting photos of themselves at a gym, “working out” or their unpopular opinion on a lot of issues.
Some people are quick to say their take on an issue. They put effort in looking for articles which oppose their stand and then they proceed to share it with a 12-inch caption on why they’re more right. Honestly? Keyboard warriors tend to be triggered by everything. Avoid this person at all costs!
Disrespectful to others’ opinions
Come on, everybody’s entitled to their own opinions. If you don’t agree you can politely say that “That’s nice but I respectfully disagree” or something as civilized.
They’re too proud
We know posting the occasional achievement is not offensive, but posting achievements all the time? Not cool bro. Are they trying to make other people realize that their lives are not complete if they don’t achieve something? Also, there’s a fine line between posting because you’re happy for your beach pics and posting because you’re bragging you went to the Maldives.
And they’re obviously begging for likes
We know this type, people who post photos to brag their face or their bodies. Oh look it’s a picture of a beautiful beach front, with her in a barely-there bikini. Nice, he’s washing his Lamborghini, shirtless with shorts that seem to be owned by his 8 year-old bro. And with the finishing touch of a caption that goes something like this: “I feel ugly these days” encouraging their friends to comment praises.
They post selfies before every meal
Or take pictures of every meal for that matter! Poor quality selfies are so 2013 don’t you think? Humans have progressed since then. Also, posting selfies 3x a day with deep quotes as captions that aren’t even related to them are not cool.
Or you just generally don’t like them
Hey, we won’t judge. If you had to add him or her on Facebook but want nothing to do with him/her, please feel free to unfollow.
Now I’m not saying you should hate every person on your feed because not all of them are like this. I’m just saying maybe you could use a little positivity in your life. Or, maybe you could get off that phone for a while and make actual physical connections.
What are your reasons for unfollowing someone? Tell us in the comments below!