95% of People Won’t Re-Post / Like This…

Re-post this -- because I said so...

It is getting to the point where I can’t stand being on Facebook any more. It seems I can’t be on there for more than 10 minutes without something like this popping up on my news-feed! I am beginning to wonder if I am the only sane/rational person in this world… Or am I the one who’s lost it?

You know exactly what I’m talking about (well you should if you’ve spent 5 minutes on the internet). I really shouldn’t have to go into great detail about this topic, so I’ll keep it simple — if nothing else, but for my own sanity — and get this rant over with.

“Dude, what are you ranting about?!”

The current trend is simple. Someone posts something (generally on facebook, but it happens on other sites too) and somewhere near the end of the statement it will say “Re-Post this if you agree” or “Like this if you agree” or some flavor of “re-post” and/or “like” in the form of a command… And without fail people cannot help themselves! People, millions of them, re-post and/or like these things, many of them re-posting the same (or very similar) things over and over in the span of days (or even on the same day)!

This is getting ridiculous!

This stuff comes in different shapes and forms. Here’s a quick list (shortened to topic/idea, because I have no patience for this):

  • You’re not my friend unless you re-post/like this
  • You’re not a Christian — I.E. you’re ashamed of Jesus — if you don’t re-post/like this
  • *Some random percentage in the 80’s to 90’s range* % of people will not re-post this (and  you don’t want to be one of THEM)
  • Facebook/Myspace/Etc. is going to start charging you money so re-post to share with everyone
  • Some other serious, but most likely not true, “fact(s)” that you must re-post or you’re heartless and part of the “system”
  • Some catchy phrase or funny joke — but re-post it because I told you too (not because you liked it)
  • Parody re-reposts (basically like above only mocking/making fun of the above)
  • And etc. etc. etc….

I’ve seen this with text-messages too… I’m sure this still happens in emails too, but I think that may be dieing out. I know I’m not the only one who remembers the Urban Legend Chain-Emails form the 90’s right? Wow those were annoying! Oh yeah, and Bill Gates wants to give you money just for forwarding this email on to everyone of your contacts… my friend is a lawyer and verified this is true and legal (pft yeah right)…

I once tried to come up with a reasonable/logical conclusion as to why people constantly take part in this… But then I gave up because it was a pointless quest.

I have loved ones and friends who do this so I have been quite about it for a very long time, but I can’t take it any more! I am calling for a moratorium on this nonsense! Of course, no one is going to care about that or what I have to say… So instead here’s a quick poll for you, perhaps your answers can help me make sense of it all… oh yeah, and after you do the poll… since I know you can’t help yourselves… RE-POST THIS ON FACEBOOK / MYSPACE | and ETC! 😉

[poll id=”4″]

Megamind on DVD – Can’t wait!!

Megamind - Coming to DVD and Blu-ray February 25th!
Megamind will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 25th! That’s a week from this Friday! When I get some extra money I will be buying this bad boy!

My wife and I watched Megamind at the IMAX in 3D! I know she agrees with me that this is a hilarious movie! If are looking for a movie that is full of fun, loads of laughs, tons of catchy phrases, and a cast of great celebrity voices (i.e. Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, David Cross, and even Ben Stiller), you are going to love this movie!

No seriously, it’s awesome!!!

Get your copy now!

Back from extended break…Now what?!

Just taking a moment to let you all know I am back from my extended break. I needed some time to get things sorted out in my life and to figure out what direction to head in for this website.

It has been a long time since I first started this website back in 2007 and I do no think I ever really put the time and/or effort into making it what I had originally envisioned. It had been bothering me for some time, but I was not willing to let go of that until I took the past few months off and really gave myself a chance to think things through instead of ignoring the facts.

So, I am back and more motivated that ever before. Why? What changed?

To be perfectly honest, I have matured a lot over the past 3-4 years and have a much better understanding of how the internet really works, and yet I really no nothing at all.

I’d like to look forward, but for just a moment I will say: in the past I cared about this website only out of desire to share knowledge about computers and tech stuff, but expected way too much out of myself, becoming discouraged and/or overwhelmed that I could not produce the high-quality tutorials that I thought would “really help people“.

The big difference now is that instead of overburdening myself with visions of grandeur, I will share my passion and knowledge in other ways. I will write more frequently, but probably shorter/simpler posts. I will use my experience in finding useful information over the internet to share that info (in the form of links following my little blurbs) and let the “experts” do the heavy lifting.

Finally, I want to do more and branch out. The internet is a big place and yet so small when you think about it. I want to share some of my other passions (besides computers). Why should I restrict my own website to writing about technical stuff when I can write about other things I enjoy as well… Like books, comic books, movies, games, and etc.?!

If you care to share your thoughts, please do so, I am curious to hear/read what you might think. You can leave a comment directly hear on the website, on facebook, or reach me via twitter…