Trolls are what exactly? Is the internet a sort of digital-biological valve and storage container into which bile is safely secreted before it builds up to dangerous levels and poisons the body of the individual. Trolling doesn’t mean much if ignored. Like the gall bladder we can forget it even exists and just let it keep spitting out venom that hurts only those that peer into the horrible, stinking abyss where trolls swim.
“Everything is a case in hyperbole: the first ever, most moving, most dramatic. The idea of harnessing the intelligence of the readership has been lost in the quest for Facebook likes. For many, readers have become synonymous with hateful commentators. It’s time for a renewed push to realize some of the original dreams of the web.”
What happens when the world’s most trusted news source becomes a proxy for utter bullish*t? Well, that just happened. Here’s the story. Sorry, Associated Press…this one is going to hurt.
RockShox’s marketing plan went to plan perfectly, and all because they knew that walking amongst us all is an entire army of utter mouth breathers who would be willing to bite on the lure set for them.
Is anyone else nervous that the star of Enduro has flared up too brightly, too quickly and will burn out just as fast? Certainly in North America there is far too much talk and excitement, especially when very few people have tried Enduro or even know what it is.
We have to get used to the fact that Twitter and other social media platforms will form powerful means for information transfer, but we have to make sure that we aren’t losing anything in the process.
It seems like every two weeks mob mentality takes over and people indignantly chirp status updates about how miffed they are something has changed. In the early days of social media it was about the layout of Facebook changing, now it’s people being worried that they will see their photos floating around in the public domain despite the fact that they were quite happy to take that photo of their intimate moment and put it up on a social media site in the first place.
Commenteers and forum users live in a safe house of anonymity that they can get away with things they can’t in real life. It is a sort of blow off valve for society, a vocal, yet noiseless, demonstration of a larger anomie raging within.
By Seb Kemp College Humor nailed this one. I dare any Instagram user to watch this and say they have never matched some of the behaviors they satirize. How do you feel about Instagram pulling images from your tweets? Are you looking for a workaround? If so, here’s one: usat.ly/QSpKMf — USA TODAY (@USATODAY) December [...]
The gory details of Lance Armstrong’s doping regimen and revelations about many other top pros pharmaceutical escapades have created a busy week in Twitter World. An Austrian falls from outer space and breaks some media records in the process.