Facebook and Twitter Have Rotted Our Brains!

And I don't mind as long as you click on my link, genius

I will go for the LCD, even if I have to put "vagina" in the title. ("Guess Whose Vagina Got Snubbed By the Oscar Nominations?") And that's my point! I used to be engagingly lowbrow, but suddenly, I'm below sewer level, my Ivy League days as hazy a memory as my tattered copy of the Proust CliffsNotes.

But WTF, I'll shut up now. Truth be told, I'm having fun with it all, and besides, I need you to "like" me because your my friend. :)

musto@villagevoice.com

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Eurobaby
Eurobaby

Geez, I tried to venture into lib land to see what I could see. Interested in the topic at hand, I stepped into the 'arrogant', 'narrow-minded', 'mean-spirited' Land of the Left-aka 'intolerant - and proud of it'! Your 'erudite minds' should know better. 'Republicans with a Bible'? Apparently you,with your erudite minds, haven't learned that the Republicanism and Christianity are not synonymous. Why don't you try to exemplify what you screech, I mean preach.

Dallwilson
Dallwilson

tomorrow i'm posting my life story including the names of everybody in my first grade class and upward. thanks, for the suggestion, MM. I know you will look forward to the information therein and hang on every, uh like, ya know, word and all.

Stelmachlovejoy
Stelmachlovejoy

Wow,Michael I really think you wrote this artical(and a long one for you) just to make me reflect on myself. I enjoy the witty banter that takes place on Facebook.I guess my Adhd likes the quick responces and bordem funnals my need for more. I'm one of those you mentioned that doesn't read the whole post or doesn't use proper grammer. For the most part because I was knaping through most of high school and college. Buy,I do find your articals entertaining and you do actually read your "friends"comments.we/I appreciate you for that.I told myself the other day before making a comment I should read the artical first,but didn't. Yes you called me out on it and than this post came out.sorry I frustrated you that much.I'll make this prommis the next time I post on your wall, I will read the artical...your friend robin..

Caleb Hillman
Caleb Hillman

Brilliant observation of the click-it culture.

Rawdoc
Rawdoc

Yeah...I like to pretend friend people then unfriend them...& then post scads of anti-Face Book rants...like yours. Face Book is far more dangerous than the Government when it comes to freedom of expression, because we can't vote against Face Book like we can Politicians. Of course, with the IPO, many of the one percent will be able to vote on how Face Book is run. This assures Corporate control of expression for the 99%, one way or the other.

Lowell48
Lowell48

Rotted what brains -- alas? Brain-rot set in years ago and looks likely to flourish. It's like sortof like gee like donnchaknow-like endemic. Very cool.

Guest
Guest

The internet can educate us, or it can send us in the wrong direction.

Unfortunately, the people who are most likely to use their laptops to speak their minds are the people who are going in the wrong direction. What urgency is there in posting hateful, mediocre comments, and then having dozens of followers click "like" on those comments? Some people live for that. Maybe they've decided their lives aren't empty enough.

We saw this coming before most of had computers. The people who stampeded to the television to get their news from talk show trash merchants weren't invisible. The only thing which has changed is now those people are now putting their own garbage online.

I'll make a public confession (Hey, we're all supposed to be exhibitionists, right?): After I comment on an internet item, I go back later to see if other people have replied. The "likes" make me feel good. The "you dumb (multiple expletive)" remarks, not so much.

Gay Movie Fan
Gay Movie Fan

I said I'd never join FB. I gave in and have regretted it ever since. Or maybe I should say, I got what I deserved ("Hey everybodyI just brushed my teth and farted at the same time!").

However, I draw the line at Twitter.

And yes, everyone on-line it seems could use a refresher course in English, spelling and syntax.

Guest
Guest

On the topic of oral hygiene and flatulence being addressed in the same update, let's just say too many people think of Howard Stern as a role model.

novenator
novenator

Well, the average attention span has dropped form 12 minutes to 5 in the last decade, so there is a certain amount of focus degradation going on when everything is geared towards instant satisfaction. A good example of this is the preference of pics with funny quotes on them compared to actual articles these days.

Fudge
Fudge

Yes, keep it cranky. It's all true, so what the heck. LO...No, I won't finish that.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

Ever notice how the "young-un's", (basically anyone under 40), can't tell a sustained story?

They verbally "tweet" it. And when YOU attempt to recount a story, you'll get verbally "tweeted" (off-topic, of course) again, as soon as you stop to draw a breath...now that's maddening!!

Rogie
Rogie

I keep wondering who you remind me of - some avuncular relative, or an old-time blues artist? Just that the crankier you get, the more you wind up endearing yourself to (I'd like to think) your best readers.

Roi
Roi

Hilarious and every word truer than true!!!! And yet I'll be back on Facebook and twitter in two secs. For realz.

Redondo
Redondo

Your my friend too, lol. You make me laugh, Musto.

 
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