- He verbally assaulted everyone in our 8th grade class yet was still generally liked.
- Justified not knowing how to fight by saying “Kicking is for pussies”.
- He was one of those kids who, at 13, claimed to have sex with half the girls in the class and a couple of the teachers.
- He once testified that a balloon could be used as a condom (I’ll let you think about that for a little bit).
The problem is even worse today. I’m sick of hearing my classmates asking people to follow them on Twitter. Are your mini-rants about Starbucks so interesting or beneificial that as many people as possible need to read them? You know something is wrong when you see people graffiti their Twitter names on bathroom walls. This isn’t what social networks were made for. They were meant to allow you to have meaningful social interactions on a new medium. Not a ruler for you to measure your virtual dick with. Go on your Facebook and go to your friends list. How many people on there do you regularly interact with? How many people do you enjoy having on there? If they don’t fall into those categories ask yourself “Why am I friends with this person?”
We have these wonderful tools that we can use to make connections with people, and you’re throwing that away because you want a bigger number. You can share ideas, have discussions, do mutually beneficial networking, make awesome friends (hi Alyssa!) with people thousands of miles away. By whoring for Twitter followers you’re spitting on what is an extremely significant contribution to society. Basically what I’m saying is, it’s not the website that sucks. It’s you.