Over the past couple weeks I’ve been really disappointed with the internet. Why you might ask? Quality.
Recently one of the news sites that I frequent redid their webpage with a new style. I’m not sure if other people had this problem or not, but their Javescript is messed up and my browser would hang every time I went to their site. Finally frustrated with it ,I blocked all .js files on their site. It now loads again. Maybe it is me and not the site, but I just don’t seem to find any of the articles exciting or even interesting for the most part.
Over the past couple months I’ve been going to gizmodo a lot more often. The quality of their posts has gotten better. Although they still have way too much nsfw stuff… and while they have a tag system that should work to remove that stuff, it also removes deals of the day, so I can’t really use it. I used to like the downloadsquad, because they would have some really good articles every once in a while, but either I’ve changed my opinion of what a good article is like or they just don’t have them as much. Jkontherun used to be okay, but the quality articles are getting fewer- but mostly the writers interests/opinions have drifted so far away from mine that I just don’t enjoy reading it. There are a couple other sites I could mention, but it probably isn’t worth your time to read about my complaining.
I’ve heard a lot of people claim that Email would die- saying that it would be replaced by Instant Messaging(IM). Email is still going strong.. IM on the other hand seems to be dwindling. It used to be that there were a lot of people online at any given time. I created an account with every service provider so that I could talk to anyone regardless of their protocol preference. Of the 40+ people I used to talk to all the time, only 2-3 are on most of the time. Where did they go? I’m not sure facebook maybe? Well that’s what I thought, so I added facebook IM to trillian but no one seems to want to just IM, they’d rather take some goofy only quiz than talk to me. The purpose of these quizzes originally was so that someone could read the results and gets to know you a little better. This really isn’t happening anymore. Everyone is so focused on themselves- Just wanting to get the next quiz or something. Why not just talk to the person you want to know more about you? It’d be better than hoping they read the quiz, and then take the quiz themself so that you can read their results… rather pointless.
I hope that you this post isn’t to you what posts on other sites have been for me, even if the post is just me complaining.