Posts tagged with internet browsing

To tweet or not to tweet: that is the question.

  • @isomorphisms: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
  • The @'s and RT's of outrageous spammers,
  • Or to hit /block against a sea of affiliate-marketers,
  • And by Reporting, end them? To quit; to disable one's account; no more
  • And by quitting we say to shut the laptop and end
  • The predictable op-eds and the thousand engineer'd linkbaits
  • That social media is heir to, 'tis a consummation
  • Devoutly to be wish'd. To quit; to go outside;
  • To go outside, perchance to walk, or lift a heavy object, or swing on a swing: ay, there's the rub,
  • For in the outdoors what emails may come to mind that we realise we need to write just this second but don't have a pen or paper or a blasted smartphone,
  • When we have left our b0xen in our flats,
  • Must give us pause: there's the habituation
  • That makes calamity of this 140-character media stream;
  • For who would bear the whips and scorns of fatuous trolls on internet chatboards,
  • (who are totally wrong), the successful entrepreneur's contumely,
  • The pangs of unrequited backlinks, the ISP's delay;
  • The insolence of @sacca and the spurns
  • Of blog readers who reliably bounce at an 87% rate,
  • When @isomorphisms himself might his own quietus make
  • With a bare bodkin? Who would arXiv browse,
  • To hunt and peck under a weary life,
  • But that the dread of something after logging off,
  • The undiscover'd country from whose boredom
  • No surfer ever returns, puzzles the will
  • And makes us rather bear those ills we have
  • Than fly to others we know not of?
  • Thus iPads do make addicts of us all,
  • Its native 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution
  • Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of the thought that I'm never not looking at the damn thing,
  • And that enterprises of great pith and moment
  • With an enticing reddit link their currents turn awry,
  • And lose the name of action!