|In the past few years, the internet has grown tremendously as a result of the extremely low barrier to entry for content production. Blogs, YouTube, and social networking sites are all pretty easy to use, so people are able to produce tons and tons of content on a regular basis. This is generally a good thing, because in the past the internet was run by geeks, and geeks are boring. Regular people want to hear about and connect with regular people, not geeks. So the internet is good.
The problem, however, is that people are stupid and they do stupid things. And they record those stupid things in text and video format and publish them on the internet for all to see. This is generally an entertaining thing, like the TV show America's Funniest Videos, but without that stupid host's voice doing a running commentary (seriously Tom Bergeron, just shut up). Sites like Fail Blog and Failbooking have popped up to record these great moments in internet history, and again, this is a good thing. People are stupid, and that's funny. We should all laugh at stupid people.
Maybe I've watched a few too many teenagers faceplant after attempting a bike jump, or maybe I've read too many personal details about people that really shouldn't have been broadcast to the entire universe, but I'm starting to change my mind about this whole thing. Don't get me wrong, I still believe people are stupid. But stupid used to be funny. Now it's getting ridiculous. Sad. Unbelievable. Pathetic. Disgusting. Horrific. Un-undo-able. I'm starting to doubt the earth will still be around in a few years, let alone a few generations. We could very well die of stupidity.
But seriously, this is pretty funny. And this. And this too. And those were just from two days of content! Thank God for stupid people. #technology