I hate the Internet

I hate it. I hate that I accidentally learned something I can’t unlearn and I feel horrible and guilty and I have to decide if I fess up and sound like a creep or not.


I hate that parts of our lives that we don’t want to share end up all over, that our private lives aren’t. That people just know things we weren’t ready to share, if ever. I respect everyone’s right not to live on public display. And I resent when others take that away. It’s just not nice.

When I was a kid, I didn’t understand why people were mean, or why they didn’t care about others. I still don’t. It makes no sense to me.

So I hate the Internet right now.

8 responses

  1. Something must be in the water. I’m in the same boat right now. You try to do good, everyone says the stuff you’re doing is great & then, Bam, there’s that comment left innocently that makes you feel like shit. I hate the Internet.

  2. I’m starting to hate it as well, particularly when I, myself, accidentally do stupid shit that brings out private details of others. Meaning well and trying to help ends up becoming this horrible catastrophe of awefulness that’s impossible to recover from. The entire system is just so messed up.

    We don’t have the differentiation anymore. We live so much in public that it’s even hard sometimes for us to figure out what details of ourselves we want “displayed”, making it all but impossible to know specifics of others.

    And then there’s the whole “too fast for thought” aspect. It’s all so damn easy that it happens before you think about it. And then there’s no damn recovery.

    I hate it too. I’ve ditched Facebook, just ditched my smartphone, and am now considering dropping off the social network all together after the events of the last month or soโ€“ since I’ve been on both sides, and both sides sucks incredibly.

  3. I’m sorry that someone has invited your privacy. Not nice. ๐Ÿ™

  4. I am either doing something right, or I am lucky. I can’t think of any situation in which private information about me has been posted online.

    Whatever it is that has gone wrong, I hope you can think of all the nice people on the internet and learn to love it again ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Not even a picture? Lucky.

    2. Nope.

      I can’t think of any pictures that I would not want online, so that isn’t likely to be a problem.

      I that if I can swamp the interwebz with information about myself, then the bad stuff will be diluted by all the good stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. * I figure that if I …

      This would have been helpful ๐Ÿ™‚ http://wprealm.com/blog/simple-comment-editing-a-review/

    4. Meh. I don’t get enough comments for that to really bother me.

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