Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Boot Up and Say Ello; and Unburden Yourself from Annoying Social Media Behaviour

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Boot Up and Say Ello; and Unburden Yourself from Annoying Social Media Behaviour

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Byline: Rhodri Marsden

IT'S fair to state the main source of daily annoyance for human beings is other human beings. They're relentless in their vanity, cruelty, monotony, vulgarity and inadequacy, and yet social networks are dedicated to connecting us with as many of these dunderheads as possible.

No wonder the act of complaining about social media has become endemic, particularly on social media. You see, we have become weary of it.

The idea of "connecting with new people" has started to make us shudder with horror, and as a result we've found ourselves forced to take emergency measures. We block, we filter, we mute, and, in extreme cases, we flounce. And boy, flouncing feels good.

The people we've flounced away from might think that we're being excessively uppity, but as a way of unburdening ourselves from annoying behaviour and starting afresh, it can't be beaten. And look, this seems like the perfect place to start afresh: a new(ish) social network called Ello. …

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