I’ve lamented to no end the endless ways computer/software manufacturers make their products more user-friendly and easy-to-use. Easy to use means more accessible to people who’s parents could be potentially related. Thanks to letting the stupid onto the net, everything’s slowly going to shit. Viruses and malware are spread far more easily by idiots than they are by hackers. Newsflash, my loyal literati, hackers (by and large) can’t be bothered to pay attention to the average schmo– because it’s just not worth their time.
Because of idiots, every half-assed photoshop job claiming Bill Gates is going to give $5000 for every share on facebook goes viral (a rebirth of the same email forwarding chain from back in the day). Thanks to idiots, people still think some dead girl named Carmen is going to crawl out of the sewer and kill them if they don’t share the brainlessly-constructed anti-bullying picture (and fake story).
Sure, once in awhile, some of us fall victim to a clever troll– like around that $500 million Powerball jackpot where people were posting pictures of their tickets. You know it’s stupid (even when drunk), but that itchy clicky finger can’t help itself. Then there are some of you who over-share any ass-backwards retarded thing they stumble over under the auspices of “can’t hurt.”
“Can’t hurt” isn’t a plenary indulgence for being a blatant moron.
“Can’t hurt” is internet for “just the tip,” except nobody is enjoying it.
Sidebar– I’m sure some of you did fall for the “just the tip” line and got some “interest on the deposit,” but that’s another joke entirely.
People like you, the ones who don’t think before they click, that make social media a wasteland devoid of any sort of intelligence beyond cat memes. Then again, it’s socially acceptable to be stupid these days, ain’t it? (No, but then again, I’d be a bully if I said otherwise.) You’d swear it was a biological mandate.
Oh, and by the way– I’m also staring right at the “social activists” who think sharing is a way to prove you’re a conscientious citizen of the planet. No, dipshit, you spent less than a tenth of a calorie clicking on something– you didn’t do a goddamn thing.
So yes, I will continue to share my dinner online– because at least that took some creativity, effort, and thought. It’s a hell of a lot more useful than posturing as a social activist when all you do is sit on your ass behind a keyboard and pretend to be better than everyone else.
I’m not sure which is worse, the cancer known as stupid– or it’s cosmetic-slathered cousin, the wannabe-activist that doesn’t actually do shit besides click, share, and make-believe.