Social Media Is A Cesspool Of Garbage


Adison Trofimuk, Staff Writer

Social Media Is A Cesspool Of Garbage


by Adison Trofimuk

Lets face it, social media is a daily part of our lives. It influences our actions and thoughts, but this isn’t a rant on why social media is bad. I love social media as much as the next guy.

Definitely my favorite part of it is memes. For example, the meme of the dark shadows in the hallway where the image is all distorted, and the caption is “ Me and the boys looking for beans at 3AM.” But, I’m not here to talk about the things I like; I’m here to tell you about the things I hate. This article will just consist of me going from platform to platform just telling you about the worst part about it. I’ll be covering Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter; there is no particular order of hatred towards these things. They are all equal trash. I just think if you spend more than an hour or two on all of them a day combined, you are absolutely pathetic and need a life, that’s all.

Instagram, it as a whole, is sad. You post pictures that no one will see of you in a suit and tie, or dress, and hope that you get more likes than your last picture. If you don’t, you feel sad because other people were too busy out doing things. If you do get more likes than your last post, then you feel happy until you post your next picture (that doesn’t get as many likes as your last one). The cycle just keeps repeating.

Another thing I hate on Insta is when (mostly girls) post pictures of themselves in a dress, with makeup on, with 10 filters, and its photoshopped. It’s not that part that makes me hate heated; it’s the caption. The caption to these pictures usually consist of “I’m so ugly in this picture” followed by a sad emoji, or “Basic” with like, 2 or 3 emojis followed by a sad emoji. That part alone is a pretty big bruh moment, but then the comments, frig. These posts have a whole bunch of comments section that has people saying, ‘OMG, YOU GET IT GIRL YOU ARE SOOOOO HOT!!!!” or, “SLAY GIRL YOU ARE GORGEOUS”.  You know what I’m talking about. Basic people that think they are neat or creative. I just want to let you know you are not. Anyways moving on to other generic Instagram post. I’m going to be talking about the one that revolves around the seasons. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should be thankful, or you are just Amish. A prime example if this would when it’s winter time and every female ever has a picture of them blowing snow at the camera. This is completely unoriginal and just makes you look basic af (as frick). I don’t even want to go on with this any longer, it is just a bruh moment looking back over this. So, I’d give Instagram a school lunch out of 10.


I really hate the cesspool which is Snapchat. I don’t know where to start with this one. There is no possible way that I could cover the entirety of this shot pit of this app, but I’m basically just going to be covering stories, and everything I hate about them. I guess I’ll start with sob stories or people that put their sad story on it. The caption it is usually like this, “NO ONE HMU, ONLY REALS KNOW WHAT’S WRONG.” Literally no one cares, and no one is going to remember it after 10 mins after being off their phone. We all have our issues, but please, have some decency to not publicly let everyone know about them thanks.


Next is Twitter, I use it the least out of all three. So this one is going to be a little more difficult to do. But, one thing that grinds my gears is people that use it as an outlet to complain about politics, and not only that, they don’t even do it in an educated way so it makes them look like a freaking idiot. Like, if you are too scared to let people know what you think in person and just take to Twitter, you just look like a coward. You take to Twitter to complain about things and it makes you look bad. If you care so much about whatever political thing you are trying to convey to the world, then just go join Youth and Government or something.


All in all I don’t hate social media, it’s just certain things on it I hate. The only thing I have left to say is, go outside and stop spending so much time on your phone.