Five years ago, I did a four part series on “Good vs. Evil:The Internet”.
In my four post rant, I evaluated how the Internet has affected us as human beings, the movies we see, and our inherent nature as charitable vs. greedy people. The overall assessment was that the Internet was evil but it was child that we ignored and did not discipline to the point it became evil.
In five years time, my thoughts have not changed. But, in those five years, we have gotten worse. We are the problem.
The iPhone debuted in 2007, three years after Facebook came about on the Harvard campus. However, the Smart Phone revolution has become one of the biggest proponents of stupidity since social media was first introduced.
We’ve passed laws to keep people from texting while driving.
We’ve seen video of people texting and walking into fountains and poles.
We’ve seen stories of celebrities having their phones hacked and personal pictures displayed on the Internet.
We’ve seen stories of celebrities and politicians sending inappropriate texts to other people, usually not their spouse.
And yet, people still do all these things.
Oh, and they take pictures of their food.
We used to eat the food. We didn’t take a picture, put snazzy filters on it, and post it to social media sites. And to that point. We’ve come a long way since we had to take a roll of film to PhotoHut and wait two weeks for it to be developed. We’ve come a long way from taking a picture that was instantly developed and had to shook vigorously back and forth, as if to accelerate or enhance the developing of said picture.
Now, we turn all of our fancy gadgetry into vintage displays. WHY? As if anyone believes it’s a vintage photo. It’s pretentious. Then, we Instagram our food.
WHY DO WE TAKE PICTURES OF OUR FOOD? WHY DO WE MAKE IT LOOK LIKE IT CAME FROM THE 70S?
Just eat the damn food.
And what better way to poke fun at such silliness than to parody it by parodying another fake grunge-like style… Nickelback. It’s like someone Instagrammed Rock to make it look harder than it really is.