We're all in this world together; we're all doing the best we can. But there are a lot of really annoying little things about social media apps that try to steal our sunshine.
Now, I'm NOT talking about how spending endless hours examining other people's lives on social media makes us feel bad in general. That's a whole other conversation.
No. I'm talking about the tiny technical things sadistic app designers inflict on users that manage to transform them into a rage machine.
Like the endless flood of dumb, useless notifications, the button that you always tap by accident that sends you into a spiral of humiliation, or some other totally ill-designed element of what app designers call the "user interface."
Like how in Instagram DMs, it's so easy to accidentally send someone a heart, making you shriek, "Oh fuck, oh fuck, oh fuck!"
The thing is, you're not alone in your madness — and the app makers know it! After everyone complained, Facebook actually announced it was going to cut back on that Messenger notification!
Clearly, We the People have the power to be problem-solvers of the whole internet. So, voice your gripes, comrades. What grinds your gears? TELL US! And please be very, very specific about the app and the particular feature haunting your dreams.
And PS, no need to mention the need for chronological feeds — we're totally on it already.
For instance, do you hate how you can't add paragraph breaks on Instagram captions? ARRRRGGGGHH!
Or how Snapchat's new "call" button is right next to the camera, causing you to accidentally call people LIKE A WEIRDO?
The way the Instagram uploader works with multiple photos? RAHHHH!
Personally, I hate when I'm looking at a Yelp listing on a web browser and when I click, instead of just loading the review page, it asks me to download the Yelp app – WHICH I ALREADY HAVE.
And it doesn't end there either: When it redirects to my app, it doesn't automatically land on the listing I was trying to look at! FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!
What if Twitter gave you, say, 30 seconds to edit the typos out of a tweet right after you sent it?
Maybe you hate the time minimum for Instagram videos? UUUGGGGHH!
Is there nothing more useless to you than those Instagram Live notifications?
Or how @diaryofafitmommy has gamed the Instagram algorithm by always showing up in the comments of literally EVERY celeb?