A little jealous? A little annoyed? You aren’t alone.
According to a study conducted by Aviva — A U.K.-based insurance company — of 2,000 people polled, an overwhelming majority (73 percent) are annoyed when they see others’ vacation photos on social media.
The most irritating pose? The “hot dogs or legs?” beach/poolside picture and caption.
“A holiday is, for many, a time to switch-off and have a rest but it would seem that taking a break doesn’t apply to social media,” said Adam Beckett, Propositions Director, via Aviva. “Now, we’re sharing our holiday memories as soon as they happen, and with a much wider circle of friends and family.”
The company’s poll also revealed some hypocrisy among their participants as 77 percent say they post vacation pictures themselves. Nearly half do it to keep family and friends in the loop while 21 percent admit to doing it to show off where they are.
This is literally the most least shocking study result in the history of human life. Social media has changed us.