The internet is enraging me lately. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube….these sites just seem designed to invade my life at every moment!
I opted off Facebook for a trial period and was pleased to note that I didn’t miss it. It made absolutely no difference to my life. I still went out, I still saw my friends, I still got drunk and fell down the stairs. I haven’t logged back onto Facebook since. Okay so I might miss the occasional online conversation about how someone was feeling at lunchtime. However will I cope? I’m not alone in my opinion either according to an article I read on the BBC’s website.
Even when I was buying a new mobile phone the other day the sales guy was trying to flog me the latest touch screen technology and using Facebook as his platform. “Hey you know not only can I give you the best roaming prices for your journey but I can also give you a phone that lets you access your Twitter and Facebook accounts at super fast speeds!” I just glared at him until he shut up.
The internet may be a wonderful tool, but it’s allowed a bunch of greedy little twerps to exploit people’s fears of not having any friends or any kind of a life. Just do what I do. Switch off and go talk to a real person!
And before you point it out I am aware of the irony of using the internet to have a rant about the internet