The Internet is Dumb

Great Interview with Matt Klinman about Facebook

There may be a bullshitty click-bait title, but as this brilliant interview suggests, that’s what Facebook has reduced us to. I read this for the second time this morning and it made me just as angry as it did upon the first read. I’ve never been a big fan of Funny or Die (or the internet as a platform for sketch comedy in general), but the way Facebook subsumed that site’s functionality and then dropped the hammer on it is incredibly disturbing. We already had Walmart, Target, and every other chain doing this shit in the physical realm for decades with a solid 90% of the middle class cheerleading for them while they were doing it.

I’m still of the mind that the internet (unlike prison, the University campus, etc.) does not necessarily reflect human society outside of it, but there are times when digital/symbolic domineering is more harmful than irl (see?) domineering. I could probably explain this better in person, but it’s late and I’m tired.

Anyway, read this interview and pass it along. If you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go update some tour information on my Facebook event page/continue being part of the problem!

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