Been stuck on stupid long enough. Need to get my mind onto other topics on this thing. Getting bored with our ongoing drama, so let’s shelve it for now.
A thought has occurred to me repeatedly over the years I’ve been perusing youtube comment sections and that is that I’m pretty sure nearly everybody on that site is high and/or drunk when they post comments. Oh, I too have posted my fair share of drunken comments on YT, but damn — is damn-near everybody perpetually inebriated on that site? Because again and again and again I observe how people cannot seem to read what was written or listen carefully to what was spoken in the video, yet they simply must comment. And they like to repeat the same comments, even in the very same threads, again and again and again, as if they think they’re coming up with something original.
Is it just the nature of the medium? Is that more so the result of people using smartphones to interact online nowadays? Maybe so. Perhaps utilizing such a tiny touchscreen has totally transformed the way people use the internet, reducing everything down to quick soundbites and tidbit talking-point comments with atrocious grammar/spelling. *shrugs*
All I know is I’m still operating with a desktop and rarely use the new smartphone for internet perusing. It’s a phone and I prefer to treat it as such since it’s not very handy for much beyond quickly googling something for reference purposes or to check work-related emails that require timely responses. I was afraid that technology would further dumb down the internet and its users, and it looks like I may be right. Unfortunately.
Imagine if people are not only using smartphones but also are high/drunk while doing so. Hmmm. How much you want to bet that’s going on? Especially among youths. And barhounds. I observe plenty of people screwing around on their smartphones and tablets while out at the bar. Some admit to arguing with people on facebook, and facebook is a short leap from Youtube and Twitter and wherever else people are able to act a fool online. Acting a fool is a favorite pastime for many these days, especially when they’re able to remain anonymous.
I have no greater point to this post. Just observed again today, for the thousandth time, idiots acting like idiots online. And I get to wondering if they actually aren’t decent people in-person, just that we’d never know it based on what drivel they feel the need to spew online. Because being a hater is great fun apparently. As is going all-in with any new ideology that strikes one’s fancy.