I hate internet fads

Nick Vance

The internet is such a pleasant place, isn’t it? An abundance of information just waiting to be clicked on. What is the difference between oak wood and cherry wood? Should I buy an iPhone or Android? How are the stocks doing today? You would think with the internet, the world would be a more knowledgeable place where everyone can live in peace.

Everyone should be required to take an internet safety class before they can access the World Wide Web. The web is an abused little animal that needs saving. Some people have got it. They use the internet for good. But some people just want to watch the world burn. As I stare at my phone I shake my head about 10 times every time I look at twitter. I smh at so many vines and videos my neck gets tired. Now I know what you’re going to ask me. Nick, what’s wrong? What’s annoying you so much?

I hate internet fads. I hate hitting the quan, #nowimmad videos, whipping, hitting the nae nae, videos of cats, Harlem shakes, #dontjudge challenges, super long paragraphs people retweet with the hashtag relationship goals, and most recently #kanye2020. Don’t get me wrong, some of these are funny at first. But when moms start hitting the quan I lose it. I wish I could declare internet bankruptcy. If one person hits the quan, then that means everyone else does too.

Shawnee Mission West, I have one thing I want to say to you: please think before you post. Is it necessary to post your ridiculous dance moves all over Twitter for everyone to see for the rest of eternity? Is it kind to the general public that you post a video of not judging yourself while the the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” is playing in the background? Is it important to let everyone know how mad you are about something that only pertains to you? Yeah, thought so.

Creating an internet fad comes with great responsibility. At first it’s all fun and games, but it turns sour real quick. You’ll wake up one morning and check Twitter only to find someone’s grandma defaming your precious fad you created. It’ll make you sad.
I just want to be perfectly clear: fads are a part of life and they cannot be stopped no matter what. Internet fads are a whole different ball game. They spread faster than you can say “I’m sorry for what I’ve done. I’ve created an internet fad.” Mullets and crocs are a fad that is a necessary evil in society. Put it on the internet and it’s dead weight. It numbs the mind. Once people figure this out, the world will be better off.