64 Times People Wanted Attention On Social Media So Bad, They Resorted To Doing Horrible Things (New Pics)

Talking to The National (the publisher, not the band), Elaine Wallace, senior lecturer in marketing at the National University of Ireland Galway (so many nationals!), said there’s a lot of research showing that people like to receive likes and are motivated to seek them. “People engage in all sorts of practices to get them, and it keeps them coming back,” Wallace explained.

But the negative psychological effect of the desire to collect likes has been freely admitted for many years by both Facebook and Instagram. In 2016, Instagram’s then chief executive, Kevin Systrom, for example, told The Wall Street Journal: “We need to have a place where you feel free to post whatever you want without the nagging fear of, did someone like that or not?”

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Years later, however, there’s no such place in sight. People still go above and beyond for internet points, trying to impress folks they don’t even know. And when I say beyond, I mean burning fellow plane passengers with a high-powered laser and giving up a child after you learn you can’t include them in your videos.

To show how desperate some of us are for temporary online fame, we invite you to take a look at the recent posts we found on the subreddit r/justforsocialmedia. But if you scroll through the list and think that’s it, fire up our earlier publication on this community. Sadly, there’s way more.

#1 Burning People With A High Powered Laser And Getting Yourself Banned From An Airport For Clout

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#2 Couple Gives A Child Up After Learning They Can’t Include Them In Their Videos

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#3 Imagine … Uggh

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#4 Give Your Grandson A Cake *they* Want

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#5 It’s Just A Prank Bro

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#6 Imagine Going To Jail For A Tiktok

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#7 Wow, So Quirky

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#8 Some People Just Aren’t Raised Right

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#9 A Guy Sprayed Gorilla Glue On His Hair Cause He Didnt Believe The Gorilla Glue Woman Was Telling The Truth

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#10 Tiktok Must Be Stopped

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#11 Influencers Jailed In Bali For Fake Mask Video Prank, To Be Deported As ‘Soon As Possible’

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#12 Wasting All That Food Just For A Photo

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#13 Bruh Wtf

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#14 Harassing People While Shopping Is Classified As A “Prank”

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#15 Reel Cool Dude

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#16 It Just Gets Worse

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#17 Disney Employee Posts Videos Breaking Rules At Disneyworld, Is Promptly Fired And Banned From Disneyworld

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#18 Wcgw Pretending To Have The Coronavirus

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#19 All I Can Think Is Ants… Ants Everywhere

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#20 She Knew She Would Get A Reaction With Her Funeral Dress.

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#21 Booty Shots At Auschwitz!!!!

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#22 The Lie Was Obvious, But That Didn’t Stop The Likes

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#23 When You Use Your Nanas Death As An Excuse To Show Off Your Tattoos.

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#24 Creating A Mess In A Store For Literally No Reason

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#25 Hot Glued A Toilet Onto Your Head

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#26 Imagine Going To Supermarkets Just To Destroy Food

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#27 Just Stop

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#28 Girl Destroys Her Boyfriend’s Ps5 For A Tiktok

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#29 Texas Mother Poses As 13-Year-Old Daughter And Attends Her Class For Social Media Attention – Gets Arrested

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#30 Great Way To Ruin Your Life And Other People’s Lives

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#31 Cooking A Steak On A Plane

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#32 Let Me Film A Tiktok Infront Of My Dying Friend

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#33 Disturbing Everybody’s Shopping Experience

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#34 Imagine The Work That The Workers Gonna Have To Go Through Cleaning This

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#35 When Daddy Didn’t Give You Enough Attention When You Were Young

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#36 Man Drinks Bottle Of Rubbing Alcohol For Facebook Live

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#37 Don’t Even Know What He Just Snorted

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#38 Squashing Supermarket Oranges Just To Get A Good Portrait

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#39 Having A Romantic Date In The Middle Of The Road

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#40 I Hate People Like This

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#41 Why Is He Surprised?

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#42 Ruining Someone’s Night For Some Internet Points On Tiktok

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#43 Idiot Eats A Firecracker For Internet Points

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#44 Tiktoker Takes Back iPhone He Gifted To Little Girl After Filming

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#45 This Is Awful

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#46 Doing Something Illegal Then Showing It Off As A “Life Hack”

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#47 Making The Customer Wait

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#48 Brain Dead For Social Media

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#49 Okay Then

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#50 Dancing In Front Of Her Deceased Mother

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#51 Don’t Warn Him Or Scare Off The Bear, Just Film

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#52 Peanut Pain

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#53 Pain Is Fame On The Internet

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#54 I Hate People

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#55 Waste Of Nuts And Terrible Acting

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#56 Hurting Yourself For Some Internet Points

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#57 Playing Chicken With The TV

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#58 He Pretended To Be A Girl

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#59 Tasering Your Friend For Views

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#60 Just Why?

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#61 Like, What’s Even The Point Of Doing This…?

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#62 Asshole Wastes Valuable Food.

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#63 Just Why

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#64 Poor Kid, And They Laugh After

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Source: boredpanda.com

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