Most of us have posted something on social media we came to regret, but new research reveals some states are worse than others when it comes to their online behavior. A study of more than 3-thousand Americans looks into whether they’ve engaged in 10 “social media sins” and which states have the most offenders.
- It turns out New York is the worst, with its residents committing the most “social media sins” of any state.
- More than half of the residents of the Empire State admit to having done each of the 10 “sins.”
- Nearly three-quarters (72%) of folks in New York state confess to doing the most commonly committed “social media sin,” arguing with someone online.
- On the flip side, Oregon is the most well-behaved state on social media, with only 7% of its residents committing these “sins.”
The Top 10 Most Commonly Committed Social Media Sins
- Having an argument with someone on social media
- Posting something while angry or hurt that they later regretted
- Sending sexually provocative written messages
- Posting something while drunk they later regretted
- Posting abusive comments
- Sharing images or videos of someone else without their permission
- Sending sexually provocative images (nudes)
- Posting revealing images or videos of themselves
- Arguing with a celebrity on social media
- Catfishing someone
The 10 Worst Behaving States on Social Media
- New York
- New Jersey
- South Carolina
Source: NY Post