I recently saw graffiti written on a train that said “80% of the internet is pornography.” While I don’t normally give much credence to random statistics scrawled on the sides of fast moving freight trains, I have to say this one struck me as fairly accurate. I would even go as far as characterizing the remaining 20% as being comprised of cat pictures, celebrity gossip and social networking sites appealing to the emotional retard in all of us.
Yeah, I said it. Retard.
Facebook is a place for puerile rumor mongering and passive-aggressive pronouncements made from the safety of your profile page. For all the talk about connecting to people around the world, social utilities really only serve to foster the increasing sense of isolation and narcissism already rampant among humanity.
Am I the only person who thinks every update is a provocation aimed directly at me? And isn’t it uncomfortable when two people have an argument wall-to-wall? It’s like watching a couple have a vigorous spat in public, while you remain en guard for the unfortunate moment when violence is initiated and you will be forced to step in.
Except on Facebook there is no threat of physical violence, just the utterance of some brutal truth that will make the assailed hang their head in shame for the next few days, until the slight is pushed off the front page by a lot of other pointless bullshit.
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