The first, and foremost, most annoying social media problem we are facing right now is the “#MCM” and “#WCW” epidemic. What those letters stand for is “Man Candy Monday” and “Women Crush Wednesday”. So basically, this is a way to remind everyone that you do, indeed, have a crush on someone. That someone may be your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, or the option that really annoys me, which is some famous, attractive person that you have never met and never will meet. We get the fact that the person is attractive to you. And most of us don’t care. Junior Morgan Gust agrees, stating “Yeah, the #MCM’s are just fine every once in a while, but when you post one every single Monday, of the same guy, it becomes stupid and overrated. We get he’s your boyfriend.”
The second thing that annoys me is a new, fake, made-up word. That word is “bae”. Since saying the word “babe” takes so long to say, someone decided they should shorten it by one letter. According to Wikipedia, it was the original acronym for British Aerospace. Now, it is an acronym for “before anything else”, which is just an adorable way of saying someone is important to you. I don’t have any problem with the “important to you” part. The part I have a problem with is the “before anything else part.” Because, in all technicality, the only things that are actually before anything else are oxygen and water. If you don’t have those, you die. If you don’t have your “bae”, you should not die; therefore, they aren’t actually “before anything else”. In fact, there are many things, like food, that are also more important to living than your “bae.” For the record, typing the word is annoying me, so I’m going to move on and talk about my third problem with social media.
The “selfie.” It’s basically a picture of one’s self, taken by themselves, that shows people what they look like. One selfie, about every six months, is easily enough pictures for onlookers to know what you look like. Some people have taken the “selfie” to a level that is basically ridiculous. No one cares what you look like twenty minutes after you took the first picture for the day. Or the second picture. Or the third. I, at least, assume you haven’t had plastic surgery between the first picture and any others. If you have had plastic surgery, feel free to show us! If not, updating your picture of yourself, constantly, gets a little ridiculous. Please, just stop. If you have forgotten what you look like, or if you think others have forgotten what you look like, think twice, because if they actually know you, they remember what you look like. And why does hardly anyone smile in a selfie? Why are people's eye purposely closed or squinty and lips pursed into a "duck face?" While I’m on the topic of selfies, I had just as well point out the most obsessed selfie fan: fellow classmate Adrianne Nielsen. She is a habitual “cover your face with your hand and take a selfie”, selfie taker. So, back to the picture at the top of this article, who does the “cover your face and take a selfie”, selfie better? Me or Adrianne Nielsen? Vote in the poll below.