With 2022 almost coming to an end, as we look forward to new beginnings, it’s the perfect time to say goodbye to things that don’t work anymore. The same goes for the internet – some things are better left behind.
Here’s a list of online behaviour that we‘d rather not carry with us into 2023:
1. Sending memes in DMs but ghosting on WhatsApp.
Do you think I can’t tell you’re the same person?
2. Leaving comments to say you don’t care
If you don’t like any content, don’t interact with it! Algorithms don’t care whether you’re interacting negatively or positively. The more you interact, similar content will flood your feed.
3. Obvious Internet lies.
Yes, and then everyone clapped. Ellen is dying to have you on. There’s a really cool Instagram account dedicated especially to showcasing these internet lies.
4. Airing your dirty laundry on your stories.
Really. People are not laughing with you, they are laughing AT you.
5. Spreading fake news.
Please check twice before you repost something. You’re not helping anyone.
6. When They Capitalize The First Letter Of Every Word When Texting.
OR WHEN THEY TYPE IN ALL CAPS. Stop yelling!
7. People who like to announce they’re the “First comment”.
Do you want a cookie?
8. Announcing your departure from the internet.
Unless you’re a celebrity with a large fanbase, I guarantee you, no one will notice that you’re gone.
9. Repost Activists
You know those stories you see that say, “Repost if you’re against racism, I can see if you ignore!” Yeah. Don’t be that person.
10. Brands with 2 followers looking for ambassadors in your DMs.
What kind of game are you playing?