Book Blogger Hop: Least Favorite Social Media App

Today’s query comes to us from Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews), who asks:

What is your least favorite social media app and why?

This is the easiest question I have been asked in a minute.

Twitter. Hands down, no contest. Good Lord and Butter do I hate Twitter.

It makes no sense, and not because I’m a disenfranchised member of Generation X, which I am, or because I am a luddite, which I am not, but because it’s designed from the ground up to be someone with a megaphone shouting at a crowd. Sure, there is some interaction, but it’s ridiculously hard to follow (if it weren’t, thread aggregators wouldn’t b be such a cottage industry). It’s not designed to mimic community interaction. It’s not designed for conversation.

And I only care about social media at all because of the community aspects of it. I want to talk with people, not get shouted at. For that reason, I dismiss Twitter with a wave of my paw.

So, is there a social media platform that you hate? I’ll listen empathetically in the comments.

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book-related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog

4 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: Least Favorite Social Media App

  1. I agree it is called SOCIAL media for a reason. I also think the atmosphere on Twitter is more hostile than other platforms. People are mean. I left Twitter a couple years ago, and I’m so grateful.

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  2. Facebook for me. I have tired of that platform SOOO much and I’m not even sure I can articulate exactly why- it just aggravates me so much now. Maybe I have the wrong friends on there lol!

    I like Twitter but you’re not wrong ha ha! And lately I find myself having to moderate my use of it because it’s like, as someone said, doomscrolling sometimes. ;

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