Ahh the Internet…. There are lots of things that I love and hate about the Internet. I probably spend countless hours everyday on the web, to the point where I tend to question whether or not I should cut back (I seriously should). Since 1999, when I got my first desktop computer (a Dell yo!), I remember feeling like I had entered an endless world of possibility where I could learn just about anything. It still boggles my mind how information is so easily accessible, now on almost any tech device. But with the good of the Internet comes the bad. Things that will make your blood boil.
Here are a few of the things that make my list of things I hate about the Internet:
- Those damn Facebook game invites
You know what I’m talking about. I don’t want to spend countless hours on Facebook playing zoo farm animal pet adventure story part 5. These games are time consuming, slow, and repetitive. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
- People who Vaguebook
I’ve done it before, you might have done it before and it’s annoying. This is obvious bait for attention and people are usually going to ask “What’s going on?” “Are you okay?”.
- Daily emails from that website I went to once
These types of emails just begin to flood my inbox and become a nuisance. There are too many emails to read and it seems like there is no end in sight. Have you ever tried unsubscribing from a newsletter? It’s usually a nightmare. I banish thee to my spam folder!
- News Headlines like: You wont believe what this person did!! Or This is the best story you are ever going to read period
Most of the time I’m extremely disappointed with the result. Yes, I know, it’s a link baiting strategy. It annoys me how effective it is. I fall for it every time…
- Tweens with unhealthy boy band obsessions
It’s posts like: OMG I love him so much I just feel like my heart is going to explode out of my chest!! I’d do ANYTHING for him and if you say anything-bad I’ll KILL YOU!!! These types of comments truly disturb me. /shivers
- UpPeR AnD LoWeR cAsE PoStS
I just annoyed myself by typing the above. It’s ghetto, confusing, and it goes against everything we learned in English class.
- The “I’m happy 100% of the time! Person
I consider myself a pretty positive person and I LOVE seeing my friends happy. But am I like this all the time? No way, I’m human. I get sad, frustrated, and worried sometimes. Although these emotions can be sucky, they do make you appreciate the happy moments.
I could be wrong (so feel free to disagree with me), but I feel like being 100% happy or 100% unhappy can really affect other people.
Here’s what I mean. When people put out that they are a ray of sunshine during every single instance of their digital presence, it can begin to seem either very false (because we all go through good and bad times always in life) or it can make others feel bad about themselves because they don’t feel happy all the time. Now posting a positive post about overcoming a hardship is a completely different thing. It’s a beautiful thing and beneficial for all.
When it comes to 100% unhappy people online, you’re more inclined to avoid or block those messages.
- Spoilers with no warning
Some people like myself, look forward to quality shows week on week. Shows such as The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and other premium programming. Unfortunately because of my geographic location, I have to wait an extra day to view some of these shows (Thanks Australia!). This has caused me to run into some major spoilers online, ruining the viewing experience for me. This is something that I just would NOT do. It’s just plain inconsiderate.
- Mean people on social media
And the last thing that I hate on the Internet is….
- People who share too much
Some things are better kept to yourself. I’m sure we can all recall a moment when an old high school friend who we reconnected with on Facebook, wrote a huge post ranting about something way too personal. It just makes others feel awkward.
Honorable mention to the list: website’s that looks like poo on tablets and mobile devices. Businesses need to get with the times
That’s it! Do you have anything that you’d add or omit from this list? Let me know.