★ Just me and a bunch of nerds.

Internet, Twitter

I don?t understand how the Internet got so big and how all of you people got on it because last time I checked it was just me and a bunch of nerds and now it?s still us plus a lot of people being dicks to each other over made-up problems, and I?m not interested rar rar rar. But still I had those tabs open so I must have been a little interested. Except I can do better than that.

Via Megan

Megan writes this in the reference to reading, with which I agree. But for me, this really resonates with Twitter these days. It really did used to be “just me and a bunch of nerds”, but these days it feels like either the entire internet is fighting the old “MY PHONE IS BETTER THAN YOURS” wars or nagging about whatever is on TV at that moment.

So yeah, I do kinda miss “the good old days”. It think it’s time for something new.


2 thoughts on “★ Just me and a bunch of nerds.

  1. It’s the stupification cycle of new media. It (take MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, …) starts as a close circle of “just me and a bunch of nerds”, these nerds are (obviously) the influencers who lead the masses to the new media. Once the masses adopt it, the stupification begins, and leads to the media being abandoned by the nerds, who start a new place, which gets more popular and stupifies, and … you get the point.
    The only choice we have is to create a hangout, a social network that’s really only for nerds. Command line only, ascii art only, and so on. Make it totally unsexy (and preferably impossible to use with an IQ below the 60th percentile).


  2. I had the exact same sentiment some time ago and decided to dig a bit deeper. Try looking in the net security scene, the Wikipedia editors, the DIY people, Barcampers, …

    I personally get my fix of nerdiness in netsec and by visiting real life events these days. I feel that the good old days aren’t really gone, they’re just covered under a bunch of excessively “louder” crap.


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