Top 50 Reasons To Hate The Internet

by Klaus on October 24, 2009

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annoyingCome on, admit it, you hate the Internet, don’t you? Nah, you probably don’t. But if you did, I bet those 50 reasons published by Telegraph UK will fit very well.

Here’s their top 5 reasons:

1) ‘Worse than the Nazis’
As an [online] discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.” So states Godwin’s Law, the observation first made in 1990 that still stands today. Many online communities counter this moronic rhetorical device by ruling that the first person to make a Hitler comparison loses the argument by default.

2) Lazy activism
Joining a Facebook group is the new going on a march, just substantially less effective. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s regime did not buckle under the onslaught of green-tinted Twitter avatars.

3) Messages alerting you to messages
Email inboxes are becoming clogged with non-urgent alerts from Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites. How long before someone invents an app to alert Twitter and Facebook users when they receive an email, creating a never-ending spiral of needless messages?

4) CAPTCHAs
Only the internet asks its users to prove that they are human. CAPTCHAs, the word recognition puzzles designed to prevent robots from accessing protected websites, may be a necessary evil but even their inventor has said that he regrets their drain on human time. Assuming that each one takes ten seconds to solve, it has been estimated that we waste 150,000 hours a day squinting at distorted letters. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that CAPTCHAs are getting harder, with some effectively indecipherable.

5) Social media gurus
Knowing how to tweet should not be a career in itself.

All 50 reasons are available over at Telegraph. Which one is your favorite?

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Evan Kline October 25, 2009 at 04:18

#3 can be a nightmare – I never did figure out how to fully deactivate Facebook messages, and finally set up filter to dump them right into my trash.
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Mike @ Tech Tips October 25, 2009 at 06:52

Very funny list. I like em all. #2 Lazy Activism is great. Joining a Facebook group to signal outrage doesn’t quite cut it. The green Twitter backgrounds were an excellent example. I did that for about a week and then reality set in.
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DiTesco October 25, 2009 at 14:20

I totally agree with #5. Who says I need to buy expensive ebooks and special softwares to gain more followers and know how to Tweet? Hell I just look at what Guy Kawasaki and Darren do and follow the lead, lol. Interesting
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Extreme John October 25, 2009 at 23:01

This is pretty funny and a good list of reasons to hate the internet, thats one of those lists that can probably be 200 long.
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Ching Ya October 28, 2009 at 10:13

Internet — ah yes, the one that got us all talking about. I’m not going to lie, sometimes I do get crazy getting notifications about messages, all the spamming.. I would just switch off the PC and try to be in peace. Breathe in.. breathe out.. ^^

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[email protected] coupons October 30, 2009 at 12:53

that’s really funny and interesting.i don’t want to hate internet and i can’t even live without as it is my way to generate income.

 

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