Hate Mondays? These results say you don’t.
People hate Mondays. When you work with social media daily, you can’t help but notice how often it’s said.
But why? With the help of social media analytics, we’re going to look into whether Mondays really are that bad.
People say they ‘hate Mondays’ a lot
i hate mondays, tuesdays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays, saturdays and sundays :)— itsjusthedy 🍓 (@ItsJustHedy) November 3, 2017
We started by looking at how often the phrase “hate Monday” is used across all social media compared to “hate Tuesday,” “hate Wednesday,” etc, etc.
And the results appear pretty conclusive.
People say they hate Mondays more than all the other days of the week combined.
And it’s pretty consistent too. Only five times over the whole year was another day more hated. That’s grim.
But it isn’t all bad
Yet when we dig deeper, the situation isn’t so black and white. The two most engaging posts to “hate Mondays,” were actually bucking the negativity.
And the third?
Well, that’s Garfield. He’s a no-hope case.
What do we talk about?
When you look more at what’s trending in our search, it’s not so negative either.
#MondayMotivation and #thankfulformondays are the more prominent hashtags, as people try to counteract the ‘hate Mondays’ mood. And #MLBCards was dominant too with their competition to cheer up Mondays.
We don’t even hate celebs that much when we hate Mondays.
Patrice Evra, Justin Bieber and Jeremy Kyle get mentioned the most (only slightly ahead of Adolf Hitler). Though they often weren’t the cause of the hatred.
What about those other hated days?
So, about those five days that we hated more than Monday.
They were Wednesday, December 28, 2016, due to @mmpadellan’s campaign against Steve Bannon.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, due to a campaign denouncing the violence in liberal media.
Thursday, August 31, 2017, following @TalindaB’s commemorative tweet about her husband Chester Bennington.
6 weeks today. Feels like forever. I officially hate Thursdays- they'll always be the marker of time.— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) September 1, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, following @PaulaAbdul’s motivational tweet after the Las Vegas shooting.
And Friday, November 10, 2017 as @AdamSchefter shared a post about hating Thursday night football.
On Dec. 14, 2016, Richard Sherman wrote a piece for The Players' Tribune entitled "Why I hate Thursday Night... https://t.co/dz0rMHAeUi— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 10, 2017
These are the real days we hated. While ‘hate Monday’ is more of a trend to jump onboard, we really do hate days that involve political controversies, disappointing sports results, or human tragedies.
Compare that with the most hated Monday of the year, the 5th of June. “Hate Monday” was used a lot, but without any significant trend or reason.
Wait. Do we secretly love Mondays?
It appears so. It’s just that on social media it’s hip to ‘hate Mondays.’ And more so, to oppose hating Mondays.
Me: I hate Mondays.— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) September 5, 2017
Wife: It's Tuesday.
Me: I hate all days equally.
In fact, if you look at the most loved day, guess what it is.
It looks like the #MondayMotivation posts actually work.
#MondayMotivation (combined with #mondaymotivation) trended through our results more than #FridayFeeling did.
Even the most loved day of the year was a Monday. The 14th of August.
So what day is the worst?
I’d say keep an eye on Wednesday. Not only is it the second most hated day, but it’s also the second least loved. I think people mean it when they say they ‘hate Wednesdays.’
Although some people may be getting a little confused here.
Which people hate Mondays?
We may as well look at some of the demographics too.
Women are more likely to say they hate Mondays than men. While the 18-24 age group is most likely to hate Mondays.
But conversely, women are more likely to say they love Mondays than men too. But this time, the 25-34 age group is more likely to love Mondays.
Why it's important that Mondays aren’t that bad
There you have it. We do like to say we ‘hate Monday’ but when it comes down to it, we don’t really mean it.
And that’s quite important, as studies show that people are more likely to share on social media when in a heightened emotional state. Like, angry, for example.
So it’s worth knowing when people are annoyed. And when they’re just faking it.
#Lucifer is getting closer & closer, wooo! Gonna watch it w/my usual partner after we get dinner. I hate Mondays, but I also love Mondays.— HollyK (@paper_tiger14) November 13, 2017
Hope you enjoyed. Drop us a comment below if you’re a Monday Lover or a Monday Hater, and if Wednesday is secretly the worst day.
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