Hoo rah, hoo rah to NYT columnist Frank Bruni for writing a fucking brilliant piece on the net-net of Facebook and social media, both of which I’ve said for years are a social disease, to our society.
Look, folks. Facebook isn’t a great invention. It’s a major setback. Facebook is the great dumb down of our minds. But like Frank writes — it’s not Facebook that’s doing this. No, all they’re doing is feeding the Jones. We’re doing this to ourselves, while recruiting others to join in on the joke.
I know this is harsh. But if you’re on Facebook or social, you promote either in anyway, you’re guilty of groupthink. You’re following the herd off the cliff, adding another brick to the wall.
I started zeldab.com in 2007 because never in my widest imagination did I think what’s happened, which I saw coming then, would happen. When Zuckerberg the clown showed up, I thought for sure people would see through his con. How could they not?
Surely, I thought, once people figured out that they’re the product being sold they’d be furious and Facebook would be toast. I thought the government would come after them for breaking the law. I thought once people got they’re being tracked, all day every day, they’d throw a tire through Google’s front window. I never, ever, thought the Internet would be taken over by soulless fuckwads such as Mark Zuckerberg and company. It’s happened. And every time you tweet, post on one of the big social sites, you’re an accomplice.
It’s time for a new Internet. God, I hope somewhere out there are kids who get it. Please tell me they’re there. Please tell me there are kids who don’t wear white socks, who see what’s happened and are making a pact to turn the wheel the other way.
Fuck, you, Mark Zuckerberg – and your kind.