This is an attempt to put some perspective out in the world. I only attempt this once every year or so, and I’m going to spend my dime on this cause.
The other day Netflix said they were splitting into two companies then yada yada yada the internet lost their damn minds, people were prepared to go to war over the issue, their stock dropped, letters of outrage were written to our congressmen, people wore sack cloths and nashed (I have no idea how to spell that and WordPress isn’t helping me here) their teeth, the cry of sorrow and alarm could be heard through out the country.
Two days later Facebook changed their format for the umpteenth time and yada yada yada a lot of internet addicts found themselves curled up in the fetal position with their bottle of JD saying they couldn’t deal with change – as they continued to surf Facebook for 3 hours.
Several month’s ago Twitter had to slowly taper it’s users off of the old format on to the new format just to keep said fetal positioning from happening because a mutiny was a stirrin and those Twitter folks make the Facebook folks look like milk toast.
This is what upsets us now?
What do Netflix, Facebook and Twitter all have in common? They are non issues, they are time suckers, they are entertainment, they are fluff and yet they apparently have the power to rile a nation?
Are these the kinds of things we really want to focus on being “upset” over?
Who cares? Lives were not affected by these changes, let’s be honest.
I don’t know maybe in a world of tax hikes, unempolyment, housing drama and an unending war on terrorism we need to get angry over something trivial?
Maybe it’s time to gain some perspective and unplug?