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The internet can be a great tool for many things. It can also be extremely irritating. Here at GoCompare, we wanted to find out some of the biggest world wide web woes as voted for by the public.

So, we did a survey to find out what really irks us about going online here in the UK. The results were very interesting indeed...

Top 10

Most Annoying

Things About

The Internet

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Top 10

Most Annoying

Things About

People Online

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GoCompare commissioned an online survey of 2,003 UK adults between 27th and 30th July 2018.

Sources

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/6338303/50-most-annoying-things-about-the-internet.html

https://www.thetoptens.com/annoying-things-people-do-internet/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/19/50-most-annoying-things-a_n_325756.html

http://fatsaloon.com/funny/most-annoying-things-on-the-internet/

https://www.shughal.com/10-most-annoying-things-we-all-hate-on-the-internet/

Top 10

Most Annoying Things About

The Internet

#10

Social status ticker gif

Social Media ‘celebrities’

29%

#8

Web rating gif

Requests for reviews and/or ratings EVERY TIME you buy an item or service online

32%

#7

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CAPTCHAs

32%

#6

Website cookie dialog box gif

Cookie banners

34%

#5

Wrong password gif

So many passwords. All the time.

34%

#4

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Fake news

35%

#3

Article sign up gif

Being forced to sign up to websites to view information

37%

#2

Video player countdown gif

Annoying adverts before a video that you CANNOT skip

46%

#1

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Pop-up adverts

49%

Top 10

Most Annoying Things About

People Online

#10

Relationship status change gif

Social media break-ups played out in public

23%

#8

Online game invite dialog gif

Facebook game requests from strangers

25%

#7

Baby photos scrolling gif

People who post photos of their kids all the time

26%

#6

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Fake ‘leaked’ celebrity death announcements

27%

#5

Food photos gif

Photos of food

28%

#4

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Misleading pictures that have nothing to do with the actual post

29%

#3

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Needy/self-absorbed posts on social media

35%

#2

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Airing dirty laundry in public

46%

#1

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Trolling

49%

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