I get annoyed when I get a notification of a new Twitter follower, and I click over to see that they have already unfollowed me — even though there hasn’t been a new tweet to bore or offend them. In other words, they could see my stream, decided to follow me, and when I didn’t follow them back quickly enough, they unfollowed. Which means they never had any interest in what I had to say. They just wanted me to follow them back. And that is the worst reason to follow someone on Twitter since… you know… you’ll have to read their blatherings even if they do follow you.
Sometimes social media doesn’t feel very social at all.
I am constantly annoyed when there are two lines of cars, and they are supposed to alternate to combine into one line. But rather than wait for ONE MORE CAR to go ahead so we continue the pattern, a car tries to dart forward from the same line, throwing off the rhythm. And it only puts them ONE CAR LENGTH forward. Being a dick to save minutes of time, sure. But being a dick to save exactly three seconds while you potentially cause an accident and force everyone else to slam on their brakes?
For what amounts to one car length worth of driving time?
That pisses me off.
Facebook invites are the bane of my existence. Every few months, I remember they exist and I go into Facebook to discover that I’ve been invited to a dozen events, some of which I would have liked to attend. I know Facebook invites are easy. I know they work for some people. But despite my notifications box being checked, I do not see Facebook event invites unless I go into Facebook events. Therefore, I rarely find out about them before it’s too late.
I’m totally down with the electronic invitation. While I still love to receive a paper invitation because it goes up on the board in the kitchen, I can understand why people choose the environmentally-friendly evite. But please, we’ve gone from the ultra personal (paper) to the personal (evite to your inbox) to the totally impersonal (Facebook). I need things to come directly to me if people want me to see it; not to languish somewhere on my Facebook page. And I’ll be honest, even if I were to ever time it properly and see the invite on Facebook before the event, I doubt I’d RSVP on there. I don’t need my Facebook friends to see what I’m doing that day. I don’t need Facebook to know what I’m attending. I would really like my attendance at events to be between myself, the host, and maybe the other guests.
Those are my pet peeves. What are yours?