Sometimes I REALLY hate the Internet…

Sometimes I REALLY hate the Internet…

If you knew me, you’d know how hard it was for me to type that title. Having been a “webbie” since 1994, I am one of those die-hard lovers of the Internet, making it a routine part of both my personal and professional life. I’m one of those people who says, “Social media? Web 2.0? Is this supposed to be something new? The internet has been providing a way for people to communicate, share ideas, and generate content since the early days. Doesn’t anyone remember bulletin boards?!”

One of the things I generally love about the Internet is how easy it makes it for me to be informed. From daily news to industry information – I simply find I don’t need another source. But, sometimes that incredible access to information can be a bad thing – at least, for me. For instance, the new Harry Potter book appears to have been leaked and “spoilers” about what happens are now nearly unavoidable online. While looking at a YouTube video to research the latest post by Jeremy Lockhorn: Making Video Advertising Accountable to Consumers, I stumbled upon a list of spoilers in a comment posted on a video – and the video was completely unrelated to Harry Potter!

The thing is, I don’t want to read the spoilers. I want to enjoy the unfolding of the story as the author intended. So, I am now going to have to embark on a game of “trying not to find out” – and I can tell it’s going to be difficult. Like I said, sometimes I really hate the Internet…

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  • Shari McConahay
    Posted at 12:46h, 20 July Reply

    Sometimes I hate the Internet too! I am planning on trying to “go dark” on all things Harry Potter so that hopefully the ending is not spoiled before I finish reading.

    Another reason why I sometimes hate the Internet is because it not only cuts into my book reading time, it obviously cuts into my sleeping time since it is curently almost 3am – I need to go to bed!

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