Rant: Stop It!

Here’s my most recent rant:

Anyone that’s a user of Facebook or most of other social media has sooner or later come across some sensational headline that grabs your attention and you go “I have to see this story”, only to click the link to find at the end of the first paragraph there’s a big “NEXT” or “NEXT PAGE” button. Then you click it and click the next one and turbine after and next thing you know, you’re clicking 20 times to read a single story. 

Picture Of Man Holding Employee Face to Monitor saying Stop It
Stop It

As much as these websites need to make money, please stop this crap, people who visit your site to read a story don’t have all day to click the stupid next button so many times to read a damn article which sometimes just suck anyway. If you need clicks that had to show adverts then you don’t need to be running a site. 

 Now I used to feel bad that I block the ads on most sites because some of these sites really need the ads to stay afloat, by then I hit one of these “click next” sites and that feeling immediately goes out the door. I no longer feel bad for blocking ads and I will continue to do so. I also will not revisit a site if the first time I find one of those “NEXT” button. 

So please stop this shit! 

Thank you, 

The internet.

Rant: Adults Listen Up


 

Adults, listen up! I see posts daily now from friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks referring to your group of friends as “Squad”.

Stop it! You don’t have a squad, you have friends, a small group or a large group, they are friends.

Please stop referring to your friends as “the squad” and your so called “hashtag- squad goals”.
Just for reference here what Google define a squad as:

squad

skwäd/

noun

a small group of people having a particular task.

“an assassination squad”

synonyms: team, crew, gang, band, cell, body, mob, outfit, force

“an assassination squad”

a small number of soldiers assembled for drill or assigned to some special task, especially an infantry unit forming part of a platoon.

synonyms: detachment, detail, unit, platoon, battery, troop, patrol, squadron, cadre, commando, tiger team

“an elite reconnaissance squad”

a group of sports players or competitors from which a team is chosen.

“eleven first-string players on the Nebraska squad”

So unless your friends have a goal to a particular task given to you, you are known as friends.

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