Most Annoying Things About The Internet

The Internet is one amazing thing, but just because something's amazing doesn't necessarily make it good. This list was made to show some of the dumbest or most annoying things about the thing you're using right now, the Internet.

The Top Ten

1 Viruses

Yes I guess pop-ups are annoying, but when a virus has crippled your computer to the point where pop-ups can are the least of your worries, I think the virus is the one true annoyance when surfing the internet. - masongilbert74

Yep, that's far worse than a pop-up. Viruses can be dangerous, whereas a pop-up is only annoying. A virus can destroy your computer and give all your passwords away, a pop-up can be closed with only one click!

We just want to download something but a stupid virus comes along and ruins it for no reason!

I've never had a virus

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2 Pop-ups

If I see one more paper clip come up and ask me "i see you're trying to get the sex tape of your teacher in school, can I help? ".. well I lost my Train of thought but there still annoying. - PotBellyPup

Why isn't this number 1? Sometimes those fake virus scams pop up MULTIPLE TIMES and I CAN"T EVEN CLOSE THEM AT ALL unless I force my computer to restart...and also whenever my parents see them, they automatically think it's a real virus and freaks out!

Worse than these are those pop under ads. You get a sudden surprise when you close your browser window. - lukevisser

Whenever a fake virus scam pops up my parents automatically think that it is a real virus

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3 Porn

Horrible. You're just surfing Google Images for a pic and a naked girl shows up. A great use for the back button!

Let's say Gardevoir wanted to look herself up: Gardevoir:... Why did I ever look myself up? *scared for life*

Looking for pictures of snakes for a school project. Naked women pop up!

Ha, more like the best thing about the internet.

(It's a joke don't get mad. Although I do wholly believe that porn is great for people who are not kids as long as it doesn't become a problem or addiction in their lives.) - Atham

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4 People can't spell/use proper grammar.

The best thing to do in any chat room is when someone gets made at you, point out all the spelling mistakes they made. They'll keep raging, making horrible spelling mistakes which you keep pointing out, etc.! It may seem annoying at first, but trust me, it's hilarious!

ASL has to be the most annoying and overused acronym ever on the internet. Whichever chatroom you're in there seems no escape from it. Can't people learn to actually have a conversation instead of asking this all the time?

I don't have a problem when people use abbreviations, and to some extent I'm okay when people don't use punctuation, but some posts/comments are so ridiculous it's hard to take them seriously. Like on TTT you'll see a long-winded comment with absolutely NO way of telling where the sentences start or end so you have no idea what they're talking about. And other people make you wonder if they passed 1st grade english... - BlueTopazIceVanilla

As a writer, this is extremely annoying and I’m not the type that points every single grammar or spelling error someone says but when they can’t spell daughter or stupid stuff like that then I have to say something. If you are foreign to English then I understand that but seriously, how hard is it to spell or properly right a sentence without sounding like a five year old. (I’m not directing this to anyone, just in general.) - NightJinx

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5 Advertising

Your playing web game, and suddenly a pop up ad blocks your game. This is annoying, especially when your playing an online racing game. An ad comes out of nowhere and completely covers your game. So you need to slow down because you can't see where your going and you don't want to hit anything. They also slow down your computer and your game. I hate those waiting ads. On most websites, you need to wait half a minute for the video ad to end just to play your game. I had to sit through a makeup ad just to play a racing game. What the hell! To make matters worst, the web game doesn't even load during the ad!

99.5% of ads are ones we don't care about/ have seen millions of times. And even if I see one I DO think is interesting, still I just wanna see the video/ play my game.

Hi would you like to buy a PianoQueen music note for only 7 easy payments of 79.99! Get a free t-shirt if you pay shipping and handling! (With an added fee of 4.99! ) Buy it and I won't be financially screwed! - PianoQueen

Ummm, this is also #2 what's up with that? - TheInsomniac

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6 Trolls

just a bunch of virgins with no life - LucasMota

There is nothing wrong with being virgin. You don't need to worry about HIV if you are virgin! - MChkflaguard_Yt

On January 18, 2015, when my YouTube channel was in its infancy, a troll disliked every single one of my recent videos. I had a whole temper tantrum after discovering the dislikes. - allamassal

A lot of them should get hit in the head with a shovel

I trolled Animal Jam by having inappropriate dens on multiple accounts. I wrote the f word, the b word (one that refers to female dog), the s word that ends with x, the d word, "kill", and "balls". - PhilTheCorgi

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7 Fanbases

Fan bases. Annoying ones like brownies.

At my school there are kindergarten kids who hang around older kids and they think they are so "swag" because they like minecraft idiots

Pseudo adventure time fans of course:those people behave like (beep) s to my cutie pie marceline. I had the guts to name a couple of them and some pseudofanworks in "most annoying fan bases"(the comment "it's my favourite animated series etc." is mine). So my "dear" pseudofans, I want to tell you one thing:take a backward step, and just for once in your life... Feel ashamed

The Fortnite fanbase is a good example of bad fanbases - KingSlayer93316

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8 Anonymous/Internet Tough Guy

I really really hate these guys

Looking at you jidf


9 People who use autism as an insult

I'm autistic (ASD), and it hurts me how ignorant people are about autism. Usually, people use this to describe something cringey or stupid, when most of us autistics are actually really talented and smart. They used to use the word "retarded", which is quite insulting, but they decided to use another disability group to disrespect. Autism can be such a struggle, but people choose to insult us, comparing us to all sorts. People need to become more aware of disabilities in general, physical or mental. If you're someone who insults autism, take a moment to imagine how hard not being able to socialise might be, how hard controlling your emotions can be, how hard dealing with blaring sounds and extremely bright light could be. And imagine if someone was joking about you and making fun of you for that. How would you feel? You wouldn't want people to laugh if you were crying, would you? So why would you do that to us? Sorry if that got heated, I just needed to get my point across. Thank you.

I hate when people do this. Making fun of someone for having autism is just cruel, and not funny at all. I have lots of respect for people with autism, and I would NEVER make fun of them. Treat them how you'd like to be treated - KingSlayer93316

I actually am autistic. The fact that people use this so often while I have to watch sometimes (for example, online games), just makes me want to break my computer sometimes. - Cyri

Using any disease/disorder as an insult in general isn't good at all.

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10 Server Errors

Only 77?! Fake end of the world videos are annoying but not more than server errors! Come on, I got a server error on the Minecraft Forum just yesterday and every time I closed my eyes for the rest of the day I would see it again. I was that annoyed that they just happened to be down at the right time for me to see the error, complete with the same old uninformative 500 code. Add an uninformative code that you've seen 100 times to an error message and it becomes unbearable. - allamassal

All of my favorite websites get this error anytime I want to do something. ALL OF THEM. HOW DO THEY HAPPEN AND HOW COME I CAN'T FIX IT? - NuMetalManiak

This happens to me every time I'm in the middle of multiplayer mode in a game, and I said I hated the internet connection on my Kindle because of that. - PhilTheCorgi

Sometimes TheTopTens has server errors. It's annoying.

The Contenders

11 Surveys

Picture this you're listening to music on Pandora and all of a sudden it stops, and then you see where it went and all of a sudden you are on this survey page yet you never even touched anything. Whoever redirects me to the survey page needs to die. Honestly, I wish I hadn't said that, but I've been driven to the limit enough times already. It's a scam anyways. - Nonpointed

Someone on this website sent me a porn survey 😑

I mean, this is obviously bad.

Guy: "*reads* download online cool game! " Yay! *clicks*

Internet: Please do this survey to download.

Guy: NO - tent2

12 Slow Loading

Slow loading due to linking to advertising may not be worse than viruses or child predators, but it's pretty bad.

Ugh I hate it! >:(
1. It's a waste of time
2. I hate the stupid loading circle - andrewteel

13 Cyber-Bullies

I bet these cowards would be too scared to come out from behind their computer screens and say cruel things to someone's face.

Somebody said something rude about my drawings on another website one day. - PhilTheCorgi

Bullying is NEVER the answer!

Cyber bullies are just dumbasses who have no lives and rather hurt people because they are hurt themselves and want to take it out on someone to feel like the bigger person. They probably couldn’t even say the things they say on the internet to someone’s face in real life. - NightJinx

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14 People take it too seriously.

I agree. if you can clearly see a guys deluded or misinterpreting don't make such a big deal out of it and which they died or you could torture them. many of the deluded guys are nice people but maybe a bit stupid, naive or maybe more experienced. nobody should be hated for being stupid or having different views. if you hate others views it just goes to show that your inconsiderate and think your views are right. believing is feeling I say

Like when people take a joke video seriously on youtube and go "FAKE! " - AmINumberOneYet

Learn how to take jokes, please.

You say one Yo Mama joke and they go full on Hulk at you... - NightJinx

15 Error 404 : Not Found

It's even more annoying when the internet bar is filled and it still says, "no internet connection". But this isn't a reason to hate the internet. Nobody can really control it. - TheInsomniac

What? What do you mean NOT FOUND? Where's the help link? Nobody's explained this to me! Anybody? Ugh...stupid errors...

Aka, my life - RustyNail

16 Parental Controls

Parental controls in schools are the WORST! Anaconda by Nicki Minaj is allowed in our school computer's YouTube, but Peace Sells by Megadeth is NOT!

This just annoys me. When I want to go on a cool website. It just blocks me. If you're a parent that does this to there son. Just stop

Its annoying absolutely, but it at least has a purpose. No parent would want to treat their young ones with bad material from the internet, especially under 5s. The thing that makes it annoying is that some parents are way too depending on parental controls, so they might end up blocking access to a majority of anything!

They're the absolute worst. I once had hours for my computer, and I hate that kind of thing. - PhilTheCorgi

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17 Lies

yeah I hate it when people spread lies about others, set them up, and make them look bad, it makes me feel so sick, really sick, thats like real pain,,,, horrible just horrible, for a example, people bashing other religions and making stuff up about it!

Lies make people dumb anyway. - PhilTheCorgi

18 Nostalgiatards

I listen to a lot of old music, but there are also new songs and artists I like. It's so annoying when you're just listening to an older song and you decide to scroll through the comments and cancer just hits your face. "I was born in the wrong generation", "Music today is trash", "the 60's were so much better", "I'm only 13 and I like The Who". It's so cringe and annoying. The fact that you like older things that your parents or grandparents like doesn't make you more intelligent or a better person. I wish they could all be transported to the middle ages and burn for being witches. Literally the only good things that come from them is that its fun hating them and you can also make ironic comments like "I'm only 2 minutes old and I enjoy listening to the silence before the big bang".

They suck. But there is this one user who keeps on complaining about nostalgiatards because of hating the new stuff while not recognizing the fact that old stuff could be better than the new ones in many aspects. As an old saying goes, "The classics can rival the new ones." Of course people who are the opposite of nostalgiatards would say that the saying I stated was "old".

Anyway, both people who either complain about the new stuff and the ones who are narrow-minded towards knowing about how the old things are better are equally annoying.

These are the same kinds of people who prefer dial-up to wireless, if I'm not mistaken. - NuMetalManiak

The 90's were so great. I'm such a 90's kid. (Even though I was born in 2004.) - PianoQueen

19 Jake Paulers

Consists mostly of preteen girls. - NightJinx

20 Memes

Agreed, dumb memes suck. Funny memes are great.

Memes have become such an internet norm that they suck now. - NuMetalManiak

Some people use memes that are dead, and it gets on my nerves - FuffleyandPeetah

All of the people who usse memes are just a bunch of 12 year olds. They will live in their mother's basement until they are thrown out.

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21 Racial and Prejudiced Comments

You can have whatever opinion you want, but I don't want to read about it every time I read a news article or watch a video online. And there are usually numerous grammatical spelling mistakes. - kiwigreeneyes

I hate it when those racist trolls pop out of no where. - SapphireGrim

Ugh I hate these!

22 Screamers

I hate these. Once, I was watching a World of Warcraft video on YouTube, and at the time, YouTube recently updated their site with the inclusion of Google Plus, and at this time, you could post literally anything in the comments section. I clicked on a very convincing yet deceiving link supposedly about World of Warcraft's next expansion. Instead, I was abruptly greeted with flashing lights, an ear raping scream, and Jeff the Killer's face blairing on my screen. Screw screamers.

Screamers can cause seizures, paranoia, fear, shock, etc. They're not fun to experience.

People call these "jokes" or "pranks", but what if I get seizures from flashing lights? Screams? HE-LLO, people! A lot of us have phobias and health problems with loud noises and flashing lights.


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23 Plagiarism
24 Biased People

You know, those people who are all like
You get it by now.

25 People who hate on something without even trying it or watching it

I hated Jake Paul strongly before I watched any of his videos. My instinct was correct. - NightJinx

Seriously close-minded people.

This is why you should never judge a book by it's cover.

26 Blocked Videos on YouTube

YouTube has been blocking Vocaloid videos due to fake copyright reports, or "this can't be viewed in your country" even though it never said that before!

It's sometimes good, like what if it was porn?

It seems racist but probably not - mayamanga

Trolls Abusing Content ID
Enough Said - JPK

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27 Fan art

Sometimes you'll have really good and creative fan art that makes you want to give up drawing altogether. Oh, and then there's the really confusing and dumb fan art that makes you either cringe, hurl, or both. Frankly, I'd prefer the first one. - naFrovivuS

Even though there are many questionable/bad/disgusting fan art, I don't think that fan art in general deserves to be in this list. Why? Because not all fan art are bad. In fact, there are a lot of amazing art out there based on T.V. shows, movies, video games, etc. I would only agree to this IF all fan art are bad, but, hey, that's not true! - Jasmine21064

What? This is actually fun! - RB-Number1-fan

Some of the fan art on the internet have ruined lots of movies and games for me. It’s the ships that destroy me the most. - NightJinx

28 Dumb Users

That think good users and bad users exist.

oh yeah

Sexists(especially if they're hypocritical), racists(consciously or unconsciously), homophobic people(especially those who use "gay" as an insult)

29 Getting banned

Some people even get banned for no reason. - PhilTheCorgi

Being banned is your own fault - TheInsomniac

I've once had a toonzone account with a different username but it had my main email. When I looged into my Banned Toonzone account (which was Mordecailovesrigby) I was completely unable to do anything. every time I tried to contact the help desk or EVEN tried to log-out, it kept giving me this error message saying that I was banned for the following reason: Rules violations.
It was a disaster, and I couldn't even do anything about my email being there!

Just an example of why I can't stand getting banned on several sites of the internet -_- - RB-Number1-fan

30 Spam

The food or the fish? Or the insect or that fart in greenland

31 Fake End of the World Videos

Trying to upload crap on Internet,

The worst part is that people believe that this videos are true which is dumb - Mranonymously

I hate these... - KingSlayer93316

Ikr they are nothing but a big fat joke

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32 Disgusting Videos

Some adventure time fan videos ruin your stomach!

Another example of a disgusting video is of people popping their boils.

Sometimes, I watch videos of people farting, and it's a little funny. - PhilTheCorgi

People pooping is disgusting. LOL! - andrewteel

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33 Sign Up to Read This!

I just want the article! Oh, just subscribe to 1000000000000 mailing lists!

34 Littlest Pet Shop videos

There's nothing wrong with them

Used to play with these when I was little. Seeing cute designs being drenched in neon pink paint and turned into customs annoys me. The fandom is very cringy in my opinion. - Lunala

Often it's just young girls having fun. Yes, it might be a little cringeworthy to some, but they're usually not hurting anyone. - Entranced98

There’s nothing wrong with Pet Shop videos or the pet shops in general. It’s the Furbies (however you spell it) you should be worried about. - NightJinx


I hate these things, because they take me too long for me to create an account on a website I'm interested in. Plus, I see them too much. - PhilTheCorgi

They take too long and are annoying and the picture clicking ones make the pictures take FOREVER to load - Lunala

This is so annoying. It doesn't even work anymore for my main way to be on the internet.

Finally a list that have reCRAPTCHA. That thing is forcing you to click the pictures of the things that it says. I did it, but it said me to try again. THAT reCAPTCHA IS PURE BULL CRAP.

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36 Connection Problems

It especially sucks when you have connection problems. I'm glad that we don't use dial-up anymore.

This should be number 1

37 Facebook

Who invented this stupid thing? - donrodrigo

Facebook is underrated!

Worse than Google+

Facebook is a nest of gossipers, attention whores, and advertisers.

38 Rule 34

Those who draw that stuff are not real artists.

It scars good fans of the characters.

39 Web sites that you frequently visit that suddenly upgrade and you find it harder to use now.

YouTube Facebook Google! For the win! YouTube used to be so awesome! Now it's crap.

Yahoo used to be good. But it sucks now.

Examples: TheTopTens,YouTube,etc. - GrapeJuiceK

Like this onr

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40 Stupid Websites

Porn websites are an example. - andrewteel

41 Selfies

They're Everywhere And My Mom Has Bunch Of These - CuteGirlJigglypuff

GUH. LEMMIE TAK A SELFEE. -does a duck face, which isn't a duck face-
What the heck...Nobody cares about your obsessions with yourself.
If you seen someone's selfie that annoys you, tell them this...
You're selfie is L.A.M.E. (Look.At.Me.Everyone.) [I do not own the phrase.]

42 Metallica apparently sucks.

metallica does not suck everyone says that they do but if you take time to listen to the songs you'll like them and the other metal bands.

Seeing a Metallica hater who has opinions full of holes and trying too hard to complain about them is the funniest thing I've seen in this site. Don't trust such a moron.

Metallica is great - NightJinx

43 Nobody takes anything seriously

Exactly it's so annoying!

I won't take this item seriously :D

44 Annoying Internet Girls

What really sucks is that sometimes they can get away with bullying by pulling a "girl" card. I've seen happen before and it's honestly unfair treatment of an actual minority of people - NuMetalManiak

This is sexist. Don't say things like this. - PhilTheCorgi

Popular girls from my grade. Put up a selfie and say "lol I'm ugly" for attention.

I don't do that. I'm one of the good internet girls, not an attention seeker. - Lunala

€I’m going to say I will kill my self to get more attention.” I truly hate when girls (not all because I don’t do this) say things for attention and post slutty pictures for social media. Sadly it’s what humanity is these days. - NightJinx

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45 Lag

A cause of bad internet or too many tabs open, not a reason to hate the internet - TheInsomniac

This even happens when I play Dog Sim. - PhilTheCorgi

46 Pop ups that say you won a million dollars

NO I did not win a million dollars. And no thanks, I don't want free viruses on my device, thank you.

I have been the 1 millionth customer on like 4 sites so far where the "reward" is a million dollars - TheInsomniac

More like a free virus. - PianoQueen

These kind of pop-ups are scams. That's why I ignore them. - PhilTheCorgi

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47 Wars between Emoji Movie fans and Emoji Movie haters

There are people who actually liked that apple advertisement disguised as a movie
Also, I thought everyone just agreed that it was bad, I never heard of any wars - TheInsomniac

So wait? People actually love the Emoji Movie?! - MrCoolC

Wait, Emoji Movie fans exist? Oh no... - KingSlayer93316

€�Emoji Movie” fans? Those exist? - 3DG20

48 Hackers

I only hacked a few Animal Jam accounts, because I saw their information in a YouTube video. It was fun, because I like to change things that are in other people's accounts. - PhilTheCorgi

49 Dan and Phil

Who cares about these guys anyway, apart from crazy teenage girls?

To be honest, I really love Dan and Phil, they're really funny, nice guys. But even if I do, I'm not an insane fangirl. I just really enjoy watching them. :) Don't hate on me, please, it's just my opinion.

I hope I'm not the only teenage girl who hates this youtube channel.

Good news: I'm pretty certain there are other teen girls who hate this channel as well. - Lunala

50 Rick Roll

duh duh duh duhduh bang bang. (that was my. 38 going off BTW). - fireinside96

Leave never gonna give you up in the 80s and stay there

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