Facebook And Twitter Are Destroying Our Brains!

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Check out my devastating new column in which I talk about the shocking levels of mental detritus that have resulted from our communal obsession with those two depth-depleting social-networking media.

If you have the attention span, you will learn how the quick emissions, overriding banality, and cute punctuation that these venues have encouraged are bringing down the mass IQ and making us into narcissistic, righteously angry, faux-"liking" droids with no souls.

FB and TW have transformed once-brainy people into abbreviating, fulminating nightmares with predictable cerebellum flatulences that we insist on foisting on masses of strangers with the understanding that they can foist theirs, too.

I don't mean you, mind you.

Your [sic] the best.

And truth be told, I happen to have a lot of fun with my "friends" and "followers."

But if you think these "social" venues don't encourage bouts of intellectual laziness, your [sic] wrong.

;)



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Gregorama
Gregorama

One of you're best columns in a long time, IMHO (ROFLMAO).  Seriously, you really hammered home several points that I don't think have been fully explored yet, as it's all too new for history to be written--e.g., the long-term effects/consequences of these new forms of "communication".  And I couldn't agree more on the topic of eliminating any punctuation, capitalization, even SEMI-proximate spelling, grammar, etc. etc.:  An entirely new form of written "camouflage" has been hybridized to hide the fact that, most of the time, the worst  offenders use this "tweet-speak" to hide the fact that they are functionally illiterate.  And don't even START on the ones who hide their illiteracy behind faux-poetry/haiku....  Tina, bring me the AXE!

Monsieurpatric
Monsieurpatric

My estimation as to these two communication approaches is that they do nothing much more than delay closure.

Timmmyk
Timmmyk

I'm sharing this with EVERYBODY.

Movielover
Movielover

Facebook, Twitter, etc.  The exact opposite of an unlisted phone number.

anonTWO
anonTWO

I REFUSE to have a profile on FB and I don't see the use of Twitter. FB looks just like the nasty little high school experience most of us were desperate to escape the 1st time around, why go back THERE?

Hy
Hy

Loved the column. Not just hilarious but right on target too. Those two social networks are pulling down the mass intellect and we're going along with it.

Lol
Lol

This is [sic]!

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