The Internet is a huge scary virtual world, but what makes it even less friendly are the lurking trolls that await your every post. These are online users who purposely disrupt the community by posting comments, photos, videos, or GIFs powered by negativity. That said, here’s a list of the most annoying people you may encounter online:
1. The Flooder
They’re mostly on Instagram, commenting “LB, LB, LB!” (It means like back, BTW), “Like 4 like?” or “First row!”
Variation: They would also comment, “If you don’t repost this, you’ll be haunted by this ghost.” Or, the more annoying one, “1 like, 1 prayer.”
2. The Grammar Nazi
They aren’t really interested in whatever you’ve posted. They’re just here to give you unsolicited copyediting services that normally come with an asterisk.
3. The Overnight Analyst
These are the people who would post their two cents on anything to sound like they're an expert on the topic. For example: “Oh, there’s an NBA game? Here’s why I think Kobe Bryant shouldn’t be MVP.”
Variation: They can also be called the know-it-all or the preacher. Also, hypebeast, trend-hopper, and the like.
4. The Hater
They have a talent for finding ways to ruin even a simple video of an adorable dog.
5. The Spoiler
They ruin your experience, say watching the new Game of Thrones, just because. It doesn’t help even if you caption your photo #spoileralert.
In the end, you can’t please everyone. So in case you find yourself interacting with trolls, it’s probably best to just ignore them. Also remember to keep yourself in check if you’re becoming one, too!
Photo from @idazeeeen and @gymmemesofficial on Instagram
Main image illustrated by Gab Gutierrez