One reason is that I have better things to do with my time. Another is that I don’t think my instant reactions to things are especially interesting. But I have to admit that I’ve also been aware for some time how many people end up destroying themselves by tweeting something really offensive.
Why do people do this? Well, it turns out that many prominent people have inner demons of one kind or another — often homophobia, but also racism, sexism, or just some kind of generalized contempt for large numbers of other people. And social media make it all too easy for those demons to slip out in front of a large audience.
I don’t think I have any demons like that, but who knows? And if I do make uncomfortable discoveries about myself, I’d like to do it in private, thank you.
“Da U.S. been waiting to get back for pearl harbor”
I’m pretty sure they did get back, it was called the Atomic Bomb.
Someone needs to slap people’s phones out of their hands and stick a book in front of them because it appears that despite having a handheld and wildly expansive encyclopaedia named Google waiting beyond the Twittersphere and Angry Birds, people are taking this modern miracle for granted.
I guess with great innovation comes great complacency. When the world wasn’t at the tips of our fingers, people were more likely to go out of their way to actually learn something from a book. No wonder our generation is so dumb.
Really, I always knew people were basically, as a species, dumb. However, I find the internet has given a platform to the levels of stupidity I had never imagined. And it shakes me now and then.
Are you fucking kidding me???