Your Facebook friends wish you would stop posting vacation selfies

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  • Tuesday, 05 Sep 2017

All those photos you took during your last beach vacation – the sunny selfies, shots of the waves crashing, pictures of that candlelit dinner you had under some palm trees? They're annoying. 

At least that's what a recent survey found. Roughly one in two people – 51% – are annoyed by these types of photos on social media. 

More than a third, 36%, are "especially annoyed" by them, according to a 1,005-person survey by the German information technology association Bitkom. 

Men also tended to be more irritated than women by their friends' holiday snaps on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media sites. 

The paradox here is that while so many people loathe seeing holiday photos, they have no problems posting photos of their own. 

Almost every second respondent (47%) shared them via Facebook, Instagram or Tumblr. Six out of 10 said they reached out to friends and acquaintances through messenger apps while on holiday. 

One positive to the barrage of vacation photos? About a quarter of those surveyed admitted that they got ideas for their next holiday from the snaps, sometimes finding inspiration for multiple vacations. — dpa

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