Astroturfing-sockpuppets and Rickrolling-trolls

          I don't like people much.

          That's the answer I give when asked why I don't chat, or aren't on Facebook or Twitter.  I suppose I could calmly explain my golfing preference (in perfect weather); cat-hiking (on windy or cloudy days); book-reading, creating art, and gaming (during inclement weather); watching films (at night), et cetera...but who's going to sit still for all that? 

          Although I read a few dozen blogs, I don't spend much time elsewhere, nor do I frequently send messages or read communiqués (forgive my transgressions Squire).  Today, however, I wandered along many strands of the web and learned about internet sockpuppets and trolls as well as Astroturfing and Rickrolling.

          I still don't like people much—but they can be very entertaining.

People do not like to think.  If one thinks, one must reach conclusions.  Conclusions are not always pleasant. — Helen Keller

2 comments:

Davecat said...

I'll definitely agree with you there -- I don't like people much, either. Especially trolls, who I think should be beheaded live on Chatroulette, for Maximum Irony. But the thing you're failing to take into account, veach, is that we're no strangers to love... you know the rules and so do I. A full commitment's what I'm thinking of; you wouldn't get this from any other guy.

I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling / Gotta make you understand

CHORUS

veach st. glines said...

Touché