Social media pet peeves according to U.S. internet users 2014

This statistic presents U.S. internet users' pet peeves regarding social media usage as of March 2014. Overall, 55 percent of respondents across all demographic groups were more annoyed with excessive complainers on social media than with excessive braggers on social media.

Are you more annoyed by excessive braggers or excessive complainers on social media?

Excessive complainers on social mediaExcessive braggers on social media
Gen X54%46%
Baby Boomers53%47%
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Release date

May 2014


United States

Survey time period

March 12 to March 17, 2014

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Millennials: 18-36 years, Gen X: 37-48 years, Baby Boomers: 49-67 years, Matures: 68+ years
"For each pair of common annoyances below, please choose the one that annoys you the most."

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