Thursday, April 29, 2010

Truly important news department...

The New Scourge of the internet: People With Nothing Better to do but criticize the spelling in other people's "tweets"

excerpted from:

...A small but vocal subculture has emerged on Twitter of grammar and taste vigilantes who spend their time policing other people’s tweets — celebrities and nobodies alike. These are people who build their own algorithms to sniff out Twitter messages that are distasteful to them — tweets with typos or flawed grammar, or written in ALLCAPS — and then send scolding notes to the offenders. They see themselves as the guardians of an emerging behavior code: Twetiquette....


As George Carlin told it:

What else is troubling me? Mickey Mouse's birthday being announced on the television news as if it were an actual event! I don't give a shit! If I cared about Mickey Mouse's birthday I would have memorized it years ago! And I'd send him a card, 'Dear Mickey, Happy Birthday, Love George'. I don't do that... why: I don't give a shit! Fuck Mickey Mouse! ... no wonder no one takes our country seriously, we waste valuable news time informing our citizens of the age of an imaginary rodent!