…Ahh, the irony. Yes, I have used a personal photo as an example of the annoying things people do on social media whilst on vacation. But fear not, this photo did not make it to my personal social media…..yet. There are bound to be plenty more, but here are 5 of the…
Most annoying things people do on social media when they travel
Provide the Weather Forecast
Oh it’s 40 degrees and clear skies in the tropics? Yesterday it was 39? Why don’t you tell us every day how little the weather is differentiating. This is particularly prominent for people traveling away from a colder climate, but don’t be too quick to forget you’ll soon be returning home to a balmy 9 degrees at the end of your holiday.
Upload Multiple Photos of the Same Thing
Sure, that white sand and blue sky looks unreal. But believe it or not I’m already convinced, 40 photos of the same beach aren’t going to make me think any more or less of your beachfront location. Of the 900 photos you took overseas on vacation, perhaps only around 10% should make it to social media. Please.
If You Went Out to a Nice Restaurant and Ate a Fancy Meal without Telling Social Media, It Still Happened
Ahem….. Instagrammers??? While it’s nice to see one or two photos of the nice meals you have enjoyed on your trip, you can rest assured there is no need to ‘prove’ to your friends every time you eat something that photographs even slightly more appealing than a ham and cheese sandwich.
I Hope that Food Tastes Better than it Looks
Speaking of food, despite how great it tasted there’s a strong chance your photography skills are not doing it justice and you’ve just uploaded a photo of a sloppy mess on a plate.
Selfies Here, There, Everywhere
No one is immune to the selfie. We’ve all fallen victim to the inevitable arm stretch and camera turned our way. One or two, no problem. But closeups of your nostrils are funnily enough not quite as interesting as a picture of the london skyline or the English countryside.