- A quarter of us admit to posting bogus holiday content on social media
- Users either steal snaps from other accounts or Photoshop their own
- Canoodling couples and bikini boasters top list of most annoying posts
Annabel Fenwick Elliott for MailOnline
Your friends’ lives may look more exciting than yours on social media over the summer months, but new research reveals that all is not as it seems.
Almost a quarter of Brits admit to posting bogus holiday content on social media, suggesting that literally billions of those annoying snaps are faked each summer.
Southerners are the main culprits of this, with nearly half revealing they have posted fake social content, compared to just one third of Northerners.
Swimwear and bikini body boasters bother 40 per cent of us (and could the rest be lying?)
The survey by carried out by Oasis Drinks found that ten percent of us confess to posting content from someone else but pretending it was our own.
Another ten percent have Photoshopped holiday snaps before sharing them online, and 14 percent of Brits confess they have posted images on social media at a time purely designed to cause envy among friends – think lunchtime on a Monday.
However, as holiday season comes to a close, many admit to turning green-eyed over their peers’ posts.
Almost a quarter of us say that heading back to work after a holiday or not having any holiday allowance left are the root of social envy, whilst one fifth blame terrible weather.
But were you really here? Almost a quarter of Brits admit to posting bogus holiday content on social media – with ‘hot dog legs’ voted as one of the most irksome clichés
Almost half of Brits surveyed say that photos of canoodling couples are the most annoying
Twenty percent say it’s a low bank balance and ten percent say that commuting to and from work makes us jealous when we see photos of our friends on the beach.
VOTED: THE MOST ANNOYING PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
1. Canoodling Couples
2. Swimwear and bikini body boasters
3. Boastful holiday snaps, uploaded at times to cause maximum jealousy
4. Use of #squadgoals
5. ‘Hotdog legs’
6. Use of #nofilter
7. Poolside shots
8. Festival fun
9. Sunset Silhouettes
10. Sightseeing on holiday
11. Beautiful beaches
12. Picture perfect sunsets
Source: Oasis Drink
So what constitute the most annoying holiday snaps on social media? Almost half of Brits surveyed say that photos of canoodling couples are the worst offending shots.
Swimwear and bikini body boasters bother 40 percent of us (and could the rest be lying?).
A further 36 percent find ‘hotdog leg’ shots irksome, whilst poolside pics annoy a quarter of Brits.
Sunset silhouettes and snaps of beautiful beaches are a bugbear of one fifth surveyed.
Despite this, over half of us are guilty of posting at least one of the above on our own social media channels.
But we do so at our peril; over a quarter of Brits have blocked, unfollowed or de-friended someone at least once to avoid holiday spam.
Brits even lose a total of 88.7million social media friends between June and August.
In fact, the average person ‘culls’ two people on social media over these months to avoid infuriating social content.
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