If you think it could not have been possible that Mark Zuckerberg would ever have made such a colossally insenstive statement such as this, then watch the video below. If you think that a shameful degree of sheer and absolute pettiness has not overwhelmed and buried the better natures of almost everyone who spends excessive time on Facebook, then you haven’t been reading the contents of FB lately.
In fact, this “new pettiness” has emerged everywhere on the internet, as the most inane of human events, that could never be deemed newsworthy in a normal society now pass as “news” with months and months of headlines following ridiculously small non-news events. Examples are below. They are only worth repeating as sad and sorry examples of the state of stupidity that American society has now achieved. What’s worse, as much as 20 to 40% of news headlines on some news sites are packed with this ridiculous adolescent non-news garbage. There has been a slow creeping increase in the past ten years of utterly frivolous non-news into the stream of “headlines” on the internet.
I have observed that as the world situation [ violence, human cruelty, murder, mayhem, civil unrest, riots, uprisings, wars, rumors of wars, et al ] has deteriorated, there has been an equally commeasurate rise in preposterous non-news events being broadcast and published in the world media as “news.” This almost pathological need to regress into collective teenage-hood again I believe to be a real and dangerous psychological response to an actuality which is becoming literally unbearable to try to comprehend, so the urge arises NOT to make any effort to comprehend it – at all – but to escape into earlier versions of our own psyche instead. That, more than anything else, is the reason I believe that Facebook became so wildly popular between 2005 and 2011. It was the easiest and most convenient place to become a teenager again and escape the dire burdens of an adulthood overwhelmed by world events which seem to be ever spinning hotter and faster out of human control.
Examples of Totally Silly ‘Non-News’ Stories Which are