Everyone hates your status updates

10 October 2013

4 in 10 people want an end to your boring Facebook status updates and plainly unrepresentative selfies. That’s according to a survey of 2000 people carried out by Microsoft’s search engine Bing – which delved into the daily habits of British people.
selfie

People apparently hate others who fill Facebook with ‘meaningless rubbish’, people who take photos of their dinners and people who film gigs instead of watching them. The biggest tech bugbear in Britain is ‘phubbing’ (ignoring other people while you lol at a lolcat on your phone).

The survey wasn’t entirely devoted to online habits, either. So what are the other habitual, vaguely OCD things Brits do? Well, we sit in the same chair for dinner, use the same cup at work every day and re-read emails three times before sending them, apparently. What a bunch of stiffs we are.

However, 90% of us would ditch our ingrained habits like a shot if we got the chance to lead a more exciting life of skydiving and being in hot tubs with supermodels.

Brian Kealy, Head of Search at Microsoft UK, said: 'Our research reveals a huge number of British people do things out of habit.'

(Like taking part in crap surveys generated by large corporations who want to find out what we’re up to so they can target us with advertising.)

TOPICS:   Technology   Social Media

3 comments

  • Joulupukki
    "Head Of Search at Microsoft UK"?? That's a job title like "Political Editor at GMTV". Sorry Brian, nobody cares what you do or think. Have some self-respect.
  • Dick
    > People apparently hate others who fill Facebook with ‘meaningless rubbish’ Isn't that every facebook user then? > Well, we sit in the same chair for dinner, It's quicker than having to discuss which family member sits where. > use the same cup at work every day I only have one cup that I keep in my drawer. I know only I have used it, and I know I washed it, and I know no-one has rinsed it with piss.
  • Engelberg D.
    & we hate lucy suets daily mail regurgitated "update bollox too, they go to your shitty facebook timeline too don't they!?

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