Google “I hate the Internet” and you’ll get over 1.4 million results.
Then search for “I hate Twitter” – 163,000 results. “I hate Facebook”? 1.1 million.
That’s a lot of people tiring of The Web.
By comparison, searching for “I hate brussel sprouts”, a vegetable unpopular with many people, produces only 92,000 results.
So what gives? Why the growing hatred of the Internet?
Well, for one thing, it’s really hard to find relevant and reliable information on the Internet/Inter-Not. A lot of it is wrong because a lot of it is done anonymously and by biased or unqualified people. It’s also often killing people’s reputations and their time.
This is potentially a recipe for social upheaval, wasted human potential and even disease.
The solution might in part be twofold:
1. Practice what Tim Ferriss advocates – a low information diet
2. Manage your online reputation