Originally Posted by Just Passin' By
The first thing I did when I got my new phone was shut off the alerts.
I did this as well. I'm involved in enough social media that I still had all the information as soon as the alert was issued.
I understand people being annoyed when they get flooded with messgaes, but do a little research if you need to, and simply turn the messages off if that's what you want to do.