A new survey shows that out of every two people, atleast one is fed up with public displays of affectionon social messaging app WeChat, China Youth Dailyreported.
The app’s function Moments, known as “Friends’circle,” allows users to share and get access toWeChat friends’ information, creating an intimateand private communicating circle.
In a survey of 2,001 users, 56.3 percent said they “occasionally” shared their lives on WeChatMoments, 14.3 percent “often” shared their updates, and 3.2 percent never shared anything.
As for why they chose to share content in text, picture or video form, 52.7 percent said theywanted other friends to know about their lives, 47.2 percent said it’s about expressing theirfeelings at a given moment, and 42.2 percent said they used the platform as a way ofrecording their lives.
However, 39.4 percent also wanted to gain the attention of others and 17.1 percent just used itto kill time.
In addition to disliking public shows of intimacy (51.5 percent), other content that, for themost part, annoyed people were selfies (39.3 percent), kids (36.6 percent), food (27 percent),parties (24.2 percent) and travel (19.8 percent).
Li Congmei (alias), a professor in Shijiazhuang City, the capital of Hebei Province, said she likedto share knowledge of her academic field, tips for life, and travel logs or pictures.
A postgraduate student in northwestern Lanzhou City said she gets weary of those who usedWeChat to sell all kinds of products.