It’s a mad, mad Internet

A relative recently created OddNod.com, which showcases unique social media profiles.  My favorite is a Facebook group called "The Bertrand Russell group for people who aren’t a member of any group."  Once you join, you’re automatically expelled.

So is this web 3.0, or beyond?  Have we gone a bit too far if even our social media profile pages have an aggregator now?  It’s nothing more than bizarre infosnacking-style entertainment — a celebration of the odd, sensational and often perverse personalities of web addicts.  Of course, it has its own social element by allowing the "Odds" to be viewed, shared, voted up or down and ranked accordingly.  Narcissism rewarded.  

While we’re wasting time, I was embarrassed to find myself scrolling through the pictures submitted to PeopleofWalMart.com.  Good for a few chuckles, that site certainly doesn’t feed our better natures.  I had to stop after a couple pages for fear that I’d come across a close relative or neighbor.  Somewhat funny? Sure.  But that’s partially because it allows me to feel superior to others.  And just ask my wife, it’s nothing short of phenomenal that there are this many people who have worse fashion sense than me.

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    • boing
    • 10 years ago

    Thank you America for providing the rest of the world with entertainment. I’ve been laughing nonstop watching peopleofwalmart.com.

      • PeterD
      • 10 years ago

      It’s the only thing we’re good at.

    • blitzy
    • 10 years ago

    I for one, can’t wait for people to eventually get tired of all the social media bs and for it to settle down.

      • Farting Bob
      • 10 years ago

      I think alot of people already are tired of it, but the media and companies have a boner for twitter, once they drop it humanity will be better off.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 10 years ago

        pretty safe to say that you do not have your finger on the pulse of America, so to speak.

    • shaq_mobile
    • 10 years ago

    i gave up clothes years ago.

    • just brew it!
    • 10 years ago

    In a (somewhat) related vein, I got a good chuckle out of this: §[<http://www.despair.com/somevedi.html<]§ I think I need one of those shirts...

    • Sargent Duck
    • 10 years ago

    I, can proudly say, that I take no part in web 2.0. MS messenger is the fanciest I get.

    And yes, peopleofwalmart is hilarious. Although I have ZERO fashion sense (and am proud of it), my cargo pants and plain t-shirt look miles ahead of some of these people

      • derFunkenstein
      • 10 years ago

      you have, too many commas.

      Used correctly, “Web 2.0” is a valuable tool.

      • pikaporeon
      • 10 years ago

      You’re responding to a blog post and thus are contradicting yourself

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