Posted By Kathleen David on January 29, 2009
There are days that I just want to take the Internet and shake it firmly then rub its nose in its idiocy in hopes that it just might learn a lesson. But I know that we will have air born porca before that happens and a lot of people are going to have to do a lot of stuff that they would prefer not to do because a certain place has become an ice skating rink. (Can you imagine if that happened? Physical evidence that there has been a serious temperature change and all of the sudden everyone has a list show up with all the stuff that they now need to do).
It really annoys me when someone comes in stirs up the group and then claims that it was a social experiment. Unless they can show me a degree in psychology or social science, that excuse needs to go away. The first time I heard it, I thought it was dumb and the more I hear it the more stupid I believe the people on the Internet are.
Personal attacks behind anonymity bug me too. Now we have the concern about identity theft of one’s Internet identity. Famous people have to deal with this all the time (well really their people handle it) but now Internet pundits are finding that their names are being used for not good use and their Internet credibility is down the drain which they worked on for years. This happens more that I would care think.
Then there are the people who act like total idiots and then blame it on someone getting into their accounts and pretending to be them. They have been off being sick or dead but now they are fine and ready to care on as if nothing happened. And if that doesn’t work the dreaded words “social experiment” start being bandied about. Admit you acted like a total troll and apologize to the Internet at large but don’t pout when the Internet is cautious about letting you back into the sandbox.
We have this great way of communicating with each other. The Internet has allowed us to debate across a wider scope than was every possible before. Obama’s team showed how this technology could be used to our advantage. I just get a little disappointed at that vocal minority that seems determined to screw it up for the rest of us.
I am grateful for the Internet as a whole.