Is the internet doomed?

The world of SEO is spiraling out of control

Every user is a troll

Scroll, click, click, comment, scroll,

*sad emoticon*.

A FEW MOMENTS LATER:

In as surprising move, the spam dude posted his message under the spam girl, on a whole other digg post.

I hate the internet.

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* I had to edit that part twice, cos I idiot proof my posts 🙂

Anything you post can and will be used against you


Life isn’t easy when you’re an idiot on Facebook.

Take Joshua Lipton for example. I’m sure he wasn’t laughing that night when he plowed into some poor woman’s car while driving back drunk from a party. But two weeks later the scars (at least his) must have healed some, because the one thing he took from his run-in with the law (excuse the pun) was an idea for the perfect Halloween costume: A prison inmate! Hahaha! Get it?!



Unfortunately, the internet-savvy prosecution found that very picture while building their case against Josh as an irresponsible, callous, party animal with very little remorse regarding his victim who was still in hospital at the time. The judge didn’t appreciate the “humor” of the situation either, and sentenced the college Junior to Two Years Hard Time.

This latest example of when-social-networks-bite-you-in-the-ass didn’t exactly set legal precedence either. Both Jessica Binkerd and Lara Buys had unrepentant MySpace photos used against them in similar DUI cases.

And of course everyone has a friend-of-a-friend who was caught cheating via incriminating internet evidence.

Bloggers more often than not use internet anonymity as a means to convey stories and emotions that might otherwise be considered too compromising. However, mutual recognition is at the base of most social network use, so for the most part signing up incognito misses the point.

Could it be said that users should be more careful in differentiating between their “real” and “virtual” existences? Or maybe the whole point of the story is that the two are already hopelessly inseparable?

But all this just leads back to the age-old question: What’s worse – committing the crime, or not being smart enough to cover it up?