Via a comment on Jeff Jarvis’ blog I found this site with the rather Ronseal name of The internet is shit. It essentially appears to be one man’s 11 part rant against what he sees as the undeserved hype that surrounds all things internet.
It opens with this excellent statement which makes a pretty good manifesto (if you agree with him):
The internet is shit.
It is vitally important that we all realize this and move on.
Bizarrely for someone who works in digital marketing, there are parts that resonate with me, especially this one, which should be pinned to the monitor of every blogger/journalist in the word:
Checking your sources does not means finding another website that says the same. Fiction is self-perpetuating
To be honest, even if I didn’t agree with a single statement I’d still be glad for it as one thing that the web definitely does is encourage a kind of groupthink where everything is just taken as read.
So, what do you think? Is the internet shit?
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