March 12, 2006

Why I dislike blogs

I would just like to say that this entry link is a prime example of why I've started to dislike a lot of blog culture.

Not the entry itself, I quite like the entry, it was amusing and even made some decent points (I may not agree with all of them, but I quite liked some of them). What I dislike are the comments.

Bloody horrendous they are.

It could be something to do with the internet, the fact that we don't have tone, facial expressions, or anything that we get in regular conversations means it's hard to judge the tone and feeling of any given entry that doesn't make it entirely obvious. This leads to people misinterpreting things, getting offended by things they shouldn't, and worst of all, assuming other people are getting offended.

Seriously, the number of people who just dismissed this entry as ridiculous was just unsightly. Why can't people on blogs at least back up what they're saying?

Why can't people who are obviously giving offence just come out and admit it? If you're going to call someone's argument stupid then either back up your point or go the full mile and come up with some intelligent or creative insults.

In conclusion, if you don't want people calling you an idiot then make your intention clear, and keep an open mind to what people mean because it's nigh on impossible to tell in such a distanced medium as the internet.


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  1. Luke Blackwell

    This is the internet. Whatever you say is correct until somebody proves you are wrong, and even then you're often still correct. Unfortunately because the internet is faceless those who should keep their mouths shut tend to make the most noise.

    12 Mar 2006, 10:54

  2. Some people like taking up an anti position just because of that though.

    12 Mar 2006, 14:04

  3. I kept away from that entry because i knew it would be trouble. I wouldnt say im feminist because i think feminism now has muddled thinking. Personally i think that men and women are equally important, but we are different and thats ok – these differences should be embraced and respected. Some men are pants, so are some women. Comments sometimes are hard because of the lack of tone etc, maybe smileys etc could be helpful?

    12 Mar 2006, 14:04

  4. [irony]James, this entry is a load of offensive shite and is just plain wrong wrong wrong[/irony]

    We need new tags.

    12 Mar 2006, 19:20

  5. me

    your web site is horrible colours

    29 Mar 2006, 14:48

  6. Doctor Who

    Blogs are the work of the cybermen – don't use them!

    I'm trapped in an alternate universe for now so can't save you from the cybermen, the only way I can help is by trying to get you to stop them yourself by stopping blogging.

    By 2011 everyone on Earth will have a blog, then they'll all become uniform, taken advantage of by a madman who'll turn you all into cybermen, that is unless you stop now.

    STOP THIS MADNESS – STOP THE BLOGGING!!!!!

    26 Jul 2006, 15:48


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