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Shut Up And Scroll On

Shut Up And Scroll On

There’s a huge social media trend that’s well and truly out-stayed its welcome and I’m here to tell it to PISS OFF!

This trend I speak of is more of a social idiot experiment. I realise it’s been going on for ages now, possibly years but it’s never been so in my face as it is right now.

Negative, uneducated and frankly stupid comments on social media posts. This is what I’m talking about. Who are these people that have the time to respond to what seems, EVERY social media post EVER with something simply ridiculous.

Before we go any further I know there are many posts, too many posts across social media that do need to be looked at, investigated and taken down. But, a pug wearing a jumper isn’t one of them.

It’s literally every day that I’m scrolling through Facebook in particular, although Twitter isn’t far behind with a plethora of keyboard warriors and internet gimps, and I see something that’s clearly a joke, a snippet of a much bigger story or someones opinion, followed by hundreds of outrageously stupid comments.

Someone has a steak for tea, it sends vegetarians and vegans into over-drive and paragraphs upon paragraphs of reasons and explanations of why meat-eaters are nothing but murderers drowned the comments section.

Vice-versa, god forbid a veggie or vegan should post a little tips video on their favourite organic meals. Murderous meat-eaters come out in full force smashing away at their BBQ sauce stained keyboards, still with half a chicken leg hanging out their mouths. ‘But we’re born to eat meat you animal loving veggie bastards!’

Every picture of every animal… ANIMAL ABUSE. It’s just not, is it. We’ve put a little coat on our dog before, you know why, it was raining and she wanted to go for a walk. I’ve even come across a post that was just lovely, a load of pugs together playing. Apparently it’s abuse the breed pugs, they’re known for having certain issues etc and continuing to breed them is abuse. Really? Many humans are born with certain problems and/or disabilities, should we stop breeding humans and kill them off too?!

Actually it’s not the worst idea after reading some of the utter nonsense a lot of humans spout.

A baby cries because Dad has had a shave. Jesus, someone ring social services! Or not, babies cry sometimes and at many different things. People shouting child abuse and then hurling actual verbal (typed) abuse at the parents in the comments based on a 9 second video clip. It’s just massively out of context.

A couple of young lads decide to film a skit video, messing around in the gym for example. ‘This isn’t even funny’, ‘This is pathetic they need to get a life, losers’. Ironic, the lads are clearly having a laugh and after a little investigation are really successful making funny skit videos  and they need to get a life, as opposed to the mug sat in coffee stained boxer shorts commenting on all the posts he doesn’t like because everyone else are losers…

Do these people not understand social media. Clearly not. If you keep commenting on certain posts, ie: animal videos, vegan dishes, funny baby clips, then facebook will think you like these types of posts as you’re always commenting on them, thus meaning they will keep dishing out this content for you to moan over and you’ll never get away from it.

Shut up and scroll on!

David and Donetta

The bit that blows my mind is that the internet is full of EVERYTHING. There’s literally something for everyone. If you’re into Labradors wearing hats, there’s something out there. Chances are if their owners are buying them little hats, they’re well looked after too. If you’re not into vegetarianism then guess what, you don’t have to look at it, eat your KFC and shut the fuck up.

If I don’t like something, I scroll past it and interact with all the things I do like. It’s actually rare that there are posts on social media that are genuine abuse, whether that be towards animals, children or anything else. Most videos are very short meaning they can be taken out of context and completely over-exaggerated. A kid falls over and the dad happened to be filming. It’s funny, the dad stops filming checks the kid and everyone’s laughing. The internet see’s dad filming their kid ‘hurt’ themselves and is immediately an abusive parent. Idiotic.

Sadly it goes up a level too.

Not only are there what seems, millions of over-dramatic idiots online that target the types of content mentioned above, they attack individuals who have opinions that they don’t agree with too.

I’m always up for a good healthy adult debate. I think X should start upfront for England, you think Y should. Let’s talk, explain our opinions and either come to a mutual agreement or agree to disagree. It’s something adults really should be able to do.

You tell me the last time you witnessed a difference of opinion between two people on social media that didn’t turn into an abusive personal attack on each other.

It’s just childish. Full grown adult people turning to playground tactics because Zoe’s favourite make-up is from Primark. A couple of comments in and already Zoe is a slag who uses a shovel to apply make-up.

Its all just stupid.

Those people that say it’s all social media’s fault too, get a grip. Social media isn’t making you cheat on your wife or send anonymous abusive messages to people that are doing well and you’re jealous of. Social media is simply exposing people that are just bad.

So please, next time you see something you don’t like or agree with, either have a healthy adult conversation with an open mind, you might even learn something, or shut up and scroll past. Go find something you’re interested in and get on with your life.

 

I want to hear about the most ridiculous things you’ve experienced or seen online in the comments…

 

David @dadvworld

 

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10 Comments

  1. 29th January 2018 / 1:42 pm

    *claps hands* Hear Hear! I really don’t understand this attitude of needing to attack everything. Social media is simply a way for these nasty people to expose themselves. If I don’t agree with things I tend to give my opinion if I feel bothered enough. But if the comments on a post have already turned nasty then I just keep scrolling. Not opening myself to that shit.

    The most recent thing for me is that I posted our Portmeirion video to a Love Snowdonia group. Whilst people liked the video I all the comments were not complementary about Portmeirion. People just started having a whinge that dogs weren’t allowed there. So I got fed up and deleted the post. I couldn’t be arsed to put up with their stroppyness.

    • DadvWorld
      Author
      29th January 2018 / 7:22 pm

      Exactly, everyone is entitled to their own opinions and if there’s a public post online for everyone on the planet to access, then it’s a free for all, no problems. Until it gets nasty and personal. What’s the point? Some people sadly have nothing else in their lives.

      There’s a local group page for our area and some of the things that are posted, discussed and commented are shocking. It’s such a shame that people can’t debate and discuss like adults or simply stay out of things they don’t like. I don’t like fishing, so I just don’t look at posts about fishing. It really is that easy.

  2. 29th January 2018 / 4:35 pm

    Societal norms go out the window when you’re online. We’re literally the first generation of humans with this technological advancement and we have no idea what we’re really doing with it. It’s like going back in time and giving cavemen a car, they’d probably just smash bits off it and use it for shelter and hunting. That’s what we are at the moment with social media.

    Or they’re all just narcissistic and believe their opinions need to be voiced and heared by everyone. Which we should sympathise with since we’re doing something similar as bloggers, just with a less aggressive, hopefully more thoughtful, approach.

    • DadvWorld
      Author
      29th January 2018 / 7:31 pm

      Thanks for reading Ross! Yeah, I know we’re the first lot going through this change but that doesn’t excuse being kind, considerate and nice to others. I use this as an example of how parenting in this generation is harder than ever before too. There’s so many new things that people have access to on a daily basis it’s impossible to assess risks and keep up. You’d expect if nothing else though, manners and respect should be applied to anything, new or old.

      I definitely think there are too many narcissistic people that now have the internet to enhance their bullshit opinions on the rest of the world. There has always been dickheads I guess the internet just gives us unfortunate access to all of them! HA!

      I like your point about bloggers, there’s much more thought, effort and brains behind most bloggers I’d like to think. Sharing stories, tips and general life in the hope it can have a positive effect on someone else. At least that’s my intention with blogging… Oh and making a few quid obviously!

      • 29th January 2018 / 7:37 pm

        I think a lot of people only have manners and respect because they find themselves in social situations that require them. There’s also a lot more risk to abusing someone in real life compared to the internet, so they just go wild when they get online.

        I think people only ever get abusive online because they have some stress in their life. You’ll struggle to find a happy, relaxed, peaceful person calling someone a slag on Facebook. You never know though haha

        And I haven’t got to the making a few quid part yet. Unless you count getting free stuff!

        • DadvWorld
          Author
          29th January 2018 / 7:42 pm

          100% correct. We’ve had a few negative comments in the past I can guarantee they wouldn’t say anything of the sort in a real life face to face situation. That’s the same for 99.9% of internet trolls. Imagine someone telling me I’m a C**t and my wife is a slag in the street… CHAOS!

          Yeah, I’ve said similar in another comment. They generally aren’t happy in their own lives so if anything I feel bad for these people.

          You’ll get there if you apply hard work with self-development. Free stuff isn’t to be sniffed out, especially at the start. Always happy to chat about what I’ve learnt and pass it on if you need anything 🙂

          • 29th January 2018 / 7:48 pm

            Yeah, I’ve had plenty of abuse online. When you have your 15 minutes people are quick to have a go!

            I’m being quite patient with it all and constantly learning and changing what I do. I have a few things in the pipeline that might lead to some paid work, but it feels like a lot of PRs are a little more tentative to work with newer bloggers by the looks. I dare say it’s a case of once you’re in then you’re in. Thank you though! The blogging community has been quite the friendly and helpful one, we all rely on each other in some way with a lot of what we do.

          • DadvWorld
            Author
            31st January 2018 / 1:23 pm

            Yes there are a lot of goof people in the blogging world that are always happy to help. It’s a good plan for find what works for you and patience is something I rarely hear someone say so that’s refreshing! Good luck 🙂

  3. 30th January 2018 / 2:29 pm

    Very well said!
    It’s not just “normal” folks that are doing this though – you only have to follow Piers Morgan on Twitter to realise he is just as bad. Yesterday the legendary TV news journalist, Jon Simpson, commented on Twitter about the style (or lack of) journalism in the Morgan/Trump interview. He didn’t actually tag Morgan in his Tweet but he found it (either someone told him about it or he search for his name!) and made a personal attack on Simpson. But why? Simpson wasn’t attacking Morgan as such, just the style of journalism. Morgan can’t help but attack people. Sometimes he’s spot on with his rants, most of the time he’s a c*nt!

    • DadvWorld
      Author
      31st January 2018 / 1:37 pm

      Thank You mate! Yeah I reckon Piers Morgan just thrives on controversy and drama. I don’t really follow many things in the mainstream media or people such as him. It’s all nonsense and mostly negative, I don’t need that in my life HA! 🙂

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