And don't even get me started on comment threads. I'm convinced that's where the truly stupid people of this world live. If you don't believe me, just try reading the comments section of any popular humor or gossip website. If you can make it past the first five without part of your brain rotting and oozing out of your eye sockets, I'll give you my Louis Vuitton bag collection.
Thanks to Facebook every organization, every event, every product, every damn thing in the world has a page. (No way! You're a fan of "summer" and a member of the group "I love the beach"?!!??!!? Wow! That's so unique!)
Thanks to Twitter every idiot with a phone thinks people care that they're walking their dog. (Newsflash: WE SO DON'T.)
Thanks to this text generation, we are now living with a subset of people who actually think "ur" is the proper spelling of "your" and that it's okay to shorten "great" to "gr8". (Are you there, Shakespeare? It's me, Heather.)
And is it just me or are there simply way too many humor websites? (Most of which, by the by, aren't even funny.)
I'm feeling a very strong urge to simplify. I recently cut way back on the websites I subscribe to because life is way too short to spend your time reading only marginally funny (at best) material. I hid so many people from my Facebook newsfeed that I basically see roughly twenty people's activity. Despite the fact that I do have an account, I've only ever really followed one thing on Twitter (I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count.) and I've never actually Tweeted. Yet, a big part of me wants to just disconnect from everything.
A media cleanse.
(I'll probably wake up later in a cold sweat screaming "You can take my life but you'll never take my Facebook! FREEEEEEDOOOOOOOM!")
Yes, I just got all Braveheart on your asses.
In reality, what will probably happen now is that I'll continue using Facebook but still roll my eyes when someone I know becomes a fan of "Vacations". I'll continue to follow the 'Canes on Twitter since I enjoy the scoring updates when I can't watch the games, but I still won't Tweet. I'll continue reading what I consider to be the really funny stuff but I'll avoid looking at the comments lest I gauge my eyes out with flash memory sticks.
And I suppose I'll get around to blogging about last weekend, which was most fantastic, at some point or another. But right now I'm hungry. And I just discovered that Belgium now has Sun Chips. Which means I have about eight bags to eat my way through.