Social media could certainly be considered one of the greatest inventions of the modern era.
It's a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family from all over the world, discover artists, share your point of view, or just keep a record of where you've been and what you've been up to.
But it certainly has its downsides.A lot of people choose to use social media in ways it probably shouldn't be used. Admit it. You probably have a few Facebook friends who you only follow because they tend to post the most cringeworthy stuff. Well, a recent AskReddit thread asked people to share the cringiest things they've seen on social media. And wouldn't you know it? There was a lot to choose from.
Starting with making fake accounts:
via: GettyMade a fake Instagram account of themselves, screenshotted it warning people to be aware that this account is a fake. The punch being she screenshotted the page whilst she was logged into it, and the top of the page had a big ‘edit profile’ button. –North0151
Never been kissed? Better post about it.A girl from my college posted a 20-minute-long video (freshman year of college) saying how it is OK that she has never been kissed. Just went on and on about how it is not a big deal even though she made it up to be a big deal. –batmangetsblimps
via: GettyFormSpring/ Spring.Me For those who haven’t heard of this, it was a website where you would create a profile and be asked questions by other people (either publicly or anonymously), and once a question was asked it couldn’t be deleted. It was basically a website to roast other people, but I digress. One girl, let’s call her Beth, sent out this anonymous question to everyone at our school: “what do you think of Beth, I heard she’s very pretty and nice?" ... Turns out she didn’t tick the anonymous button and her name was attached to the question, which was sent to the whole school. Yeah, awkward. –WineAndEquines
Cool story, bro.
via: GettyGuy bragged about punching his dad in the face for not letting him have a TV in his room. He was 26. –DoctorHandsome Don't worry. The cringe doesn't stop there...
Here's some totally shameless behavior:
via: GettyThis girl posted a status saying "like if I'm pretty." Then she messaged her entire friends list (including me) asking to like her status. –karastop
So much for altruism.
via: GettyA year or so ago my husband were going to eat at a restaurant and this hipster type guy and a homeless man came walking up to us. The hipster asked us to hold the camera because he wanted to film himself giving a sandwich to the homeless man for his Youtube channel. The homeless man looked super uncomfortablele and sad, and the hipster guy was all pumped and kept asking him personal questions like his name and why he was homeless. –HeathenArmy
I'm sad. Do you want proof?
via: GettyThey took a photo of themselves crying over a sad news story. It had nothing to do with them or anyone they knew. –betacuckb*tch
Shouting into the void.My half-sister will post some passive aggressive facebook post (that will get deleted 5-8 hours after posting) about someone, obviously talking about them and trying to act all tough on Facebook hiding behind her screen. Then she'll wait an hour and if it doesn't get enough attention, she'll repost it to Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, whatever she has and put, "Louder for the people in the back". So infuriating and stupid. –AnxiousReader
Yeah, about that...Post military memes even though he was kicked out of basic training... –meesersloth This next one is all kinds of awful...
It's for a good cause!
via: GettyBeg for money to send their family to California to see a dying relative. Then post pictures of a receipt spending $100 at the weed store. –virgosdoitbetter
It's not just a phase!Girl I knew growing up. She was maybe five or six years younger than me. She was always nice and kinda quiet, and to be honest, I knew her brother significantly better than I knew her. When she hit adolescence, probably like 12-13, she went through the ugliest teenage angst-ageddon I've ever seen. She very publicly went through an emo phase and plastered everything on social media. She dyed her hair all sorts of colors, cut up her clothes, and wrote way too long and super edgy diatribes about "posers" at her school. She liked to use the word "metamorphosis" a lot. On Facebook alone the volume was just staggering, we're talking like five to six posts a day for the better part of three years. –ConneryFTW
More like an insecurity cam!A guy I went to high school with traveled for work and was gone a while. One night, I guess he got a notification from his security cam, he saw a "guy" come to the house to see his wife. I guess he couldn't get her on the phone so he started posting sh*t on her wall, along with a clip of the cam footage. I honestly couldn't see sh*t. He basically blew up his marriage. Everyone thought he was crazy. Well, 5 months later turns out she was really cheating on him, but damn the whole thing played out on Facebook. –JuneBuggington
via: GettyFake drunk-posting Facebook statuses and then being called out by the friends who he had tagged that, each explaining that they were all completely sober. –PM_ME_UR_NAUGHTINESS