Social Media The Most Annoying Social Media Fads Ever  

Logan Rapp
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Social media can be great - you can have conversations with people all across the world, be exposed to new ideas, funny photos and videos, and are able to consume media in an interesting and revolutionary way. However, things get shared and turn viral in a way that seems inexplicable, and people become popular for no discernible reason, and you'd probably rather some of these weird fads and social media trends didn't clutter up your news feed. Compiled here is a list of annoying Facebook fads, as well as fads on Twitter and other social media platforms, to take a nostalgic tour of some of the weird things that captured the Internet world's attention a little too much. 

Whether the simple video of a World of Warcraft raid going wrong, or a photo of a young man at Target that the entire world seemed to want to talk about, this list of social media fads that really shouldn't have gone as viral as they did will take you on a trip down memory lane. But this isn't just the fads that made you wonder what the big deal was, it's also the fads that were actually funny and interesting, but were so hopelessly beaten into the ground that they were still going on long after they were past their prime.

So take a look at this list of annoying social media fads and vote up the ones you think have been the worst offenders over time. Maybe you think there's a special place in hell for the Cinnamon Challenge, or maybe you wish you had never seen even one Harlem Shake video. The only way to let the world know is by voting below.
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Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge

Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying Social Media Fads Ever
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Because someone decided that Kylie Jenner had her lips "done," a challenge was made to the Internet to do the same, but rather than do it permanently, one was to use basic suction to create a horror show look that vaguely resembled Ms. Jenner - or, rather, a mocking look at her. The result? A bunch of teenagers looking really dumb.
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#CuttingForBieber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying Social Media Fads Ever
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So Justin Bieber smoked some weed and, in response, his fans were all up in a tizzy. Then came 4chan. They decided to convince Beliebers that everyone in the fandom was cutting themselves until his "weed habit" ended. It's unclear how many fans actually did this, but the fad thankfully didn't last long.
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Candy Crush Invites

Candy Crush Invites is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying Social Media Fads Ever
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Candy Crush was fun. But there was a time when everyone was sending you invites over Facebook so that they could get some extra hammers or whatever. If you weren't involved at all in the Candy Crush craze, having your notifications flooded with requests you were never going to answer because someone just did a "send all" was infuriating. (It did, however, help you to identify some people who probably shouldn't be on your friends list anymore.)
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Cinnamon Challenge

Cinnamon Challenge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying Social Media Fads Ever
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This happened right as YouTube celebrities started exploding, and created actual, legitimate moneymaking social media stars like GloZell (who interviewed the President of the United States in 2014).

The challenge is simple: Eat a spoonful of cinnamon without any liquid whatsoever. Your body can't handle it. Of course, it's quite dangerous, as the cinnamon could get into your lungs and other organs, and yes, some died doing it, but boy, it sure looks hilarious when people involuntarily cough cinnamon onto their camera lens, right?
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