“People who go to the gym can be annoying!” says home exercise equipment retailer

Fitness boasts top list of most annoying social media updates

People who boast about how much they’ve exercised are the worst thing about social media, according to a new survey.

Bragging fitness addicts and dieters top the list of the most annoying social media users, followed by people who share pictures of every meal they eat.

Third on the list were “cryptic status writers”, those who post a vague or mysterious update that invites people to ask for more details. Usually, they respond to such questions by saying “I don’t want to talk about it”.

Source: Telegraph, 12 March 2013

Dislike dislike dislike! Fitness boasters, ‘checker-inners’ and overly proud parents are the biggest social media irritants

Everyone knows an exercise bore – the friend who shares every detail of their gruelling training regime.

Now it appears fitness fanatics are spreading their gospel online – and driving Facebook and other social media users mad.

In a survey of 1,793 people, 53 per cent said their most annoying contacts on social media are the ones who constantly post updates on their fitness and latest diet.

Source: Daily Mail, 13 March 2013

Who are the company telling us how annoying people who go the gym can be? 

The survey of 1,793 social media users, carried out for Sweatband.com, found that half of those questioned (52 per cent) use social media services less because of annoying updates from their friends and people they follow.

Sweatband.com sell home gym equipment – the perfect company to tell us how annoying gym-goers are, of course. 

Sweatband.com’s Maz Darvish said: ‘We all have those friends who tell us about every single calorie they burn.

Whilst social media has given us a great way to keep in touch, it’s also given us another way to bombard people with things they just don’t care about.’

With that in mind, I would remind you to tweet and share this blog as much as you can…