I am so tired of seeing newsfeeds flood with status updates and images that try and guilt people into contributing an action on their Facebook activities. This is very reminiscent of the “Please Retweet” that used to baffle me on Twitter, even still when I see the odd one roll by… I am still baffled.

I don’t get it, have we become so desperate for actions such as a like, comment or share that we have to try and guilt each other into making them happen. Most don’t even realize that many are playing on that emotion, it is manipulation and it needs to stop.

Those that feel the need to add to an image “Like or Share if you Agree” are ruining the experience, I have had to literally walk away from resharing good images and links due to the insult to me making up my own mind without thinking kittens will die if I don’t.

Some can debate that it works and perhaps it does but it is for all the wrong reasons and my friend, it is not using social media responsibly or accurately. You need to post share-worthy content – that’s it – is that too much to ask? It isn’t hard to find content that people can relate to on many levels from the web, but playing the guilt card? C’mon!

If you are one who may argue that it works, it will for a short time, before people catch on and tire of the same repetitive requests.

DO NOT feel the NEED to share or like or comment or give your first born child… the world will keep on turning, the web will keep on spinning and you will come across another person who is more worthy of your action in no time…we just need to ensure that this latest trend doesn’t get too out of hand, so I ask you nicely… PLEASE STOP!

Written by Connor Livingston
+Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.