Monday, August 30, 2010

Here's the problem with America's economy

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:17 PM

I'm reminded of America's major economic faults every time I check for new followers on Twitter. That may sound a little bizarre, but bear with me for a minute. Here's the deal: Whenever I check in to see if someone of interest is following my Tweets, I inevitably find a long list of people trying to sell me some sort of concocted crap.

Need help from a social media expert? Look no further than that douche bag's blog.

In case you forgot how to Google porn for yourself, here are some pics from a chick who looks exactly like Brittany Spears.

Can't figure out how to run your own business? What's-his-face's Twitter stream is where the big money ideas are at. (Not.)

Seeking spiritual guidance? Just click here and magic, invisible dust will spray out of your screen and transform your life.

Looking for weight loss secrets, well some schmuck on Twitter's got all the answers for you. Or, I should say, several schmucks.

Get yourself some ROI, bitches! Show. Me. thaMoney.

For only $xxx.xx some stranger on the Internet can mend all your woes. For really, though y'all.

First of all, all of the asshats trying to sell stuff on Twitter have completely missed the point. To me, social media is about the conversation. It's intuitive. It's a necessary evil. It can be fun and informative, but it can also be a giant waste of time. And, you know who I don't want wasting any more of my time? Someone trying to sell me something on Twitter. That, my followers, will get your ass blocked.

And, geeze people, really: It's no wonder our economy is in the toilet, you're hawking crap — stuff no one can even touch. Instead of spending your time creating something useful,  you're trying to sell bad ideas to people who don't need nor want them or people too stupid to tell the difference. And! The kicker: You want a lot of money for your money-making, life-saving, business-boosting ideas, even though they probably didn't originate with you. Gah! Get over yourselves.

Fortunately, I'm not the only person who realizes "social media experts," and other people of their ilk, are full of shit:

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