By using properspursy.com services you agree to our Cookies Use and Data Transfer outside the EU.
We and our partners operate globally and use cookies, including for analytics, personalisation, ads and Newsletters.

  • Love the Shirt - Tottenham Forum

    Join one of the best Tottenham Hotspur Supporters forums on the interweb, Discuss the ins and outs of our great club with like minded spurs fans from around the world.


    Join us!

Is your Internet broken?

skiathospurs

skiathospurs

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Likes
4,457
#1
The answer is yes.

It`s not about connectivity,your broadband provider,no 4G signal,this thread is about what has become of Tim Berners-lee`s idea of information/communication for everyone.
I got to thinking about all the transfer bollocks spouted and whilst communicating with my inner Bob Marley,I had a sort of eureka epiphany moment as my mind connected the dots as to why so many lies,so much divisiveness,so much hate and anger.So I stopped thinking about Piers Morgan and thought more on the issue.

The Dream.
More information,no more secret states,more communication,more freedom,more choices and 2019 we have ended up here.More lies,more arguments,more division,more control for a few,more a nightmare than a dream.What went wrong?well initially as I said I was thinking about all the back pages,the constant bullshit about a mere sport,which is probably more important than religion to most of us who indulge the beautiful game.I cant remember exactly when nearly everything you read from journalists became so banal,untrue but I dont remember it being so obvious as currently even 5 years ago,certainly not a decade back?.Yes the press have always spun stories,lied,thats human nature, support your own belief/agenda no matter what,you can send youths to far away places to make war on such untruths,and that has been the way since man first picked up a rock to smash a neighbours skull in,or to crusade because someone tells you it is the thing to do.But why make up stuff about a mere sport?to galvanise a nation to fight I can get the manipulation its so obvious,but 2,000 articles about Kane to Man utd,Madrid,Barcelona,just why?

The Reality.
The answer is revenue,and bringing both strands together why sport reporting is so,not even reported just lied about,and why the internet is so fucked is because what Mr Berners-lee didnt reckon on was humanity learning to monetise,literally anything.Did he forsee the domination of markets by microsoft,google,facebook,twitter,amazon?probably not.Humans learnt to make money from the equipment needed,but that wasnt enough,they learnt to make money from platforms to communicate on,and that too wasnt enough,so now they have learnt to make money on content,any content,the more ridiculous the content the more you have to look at it,even though you know it is bollocks.Click is the new keerching.Recently the other human trait of the millenium jumped onboard the internet highway,celebrity.It was enough to have your fame,inflate your ego,then the internet also allowed you or any muppet to become a celebrity and rich,robbie and AFTV is just the pioneering bunch of this new breed of vermin as an example.The more fucking stupid they act up,the more money they earn as people click to view the circus clowns.How is this possible??yes i can understand a platform paying to bring traffic to it,but really has anyone ever clicked on a pop up ad and thought i must buy something and give them some money??How this amount of money is generated with advertisers paying is beyond me.

The Future.
Well unless someone drops the biggest EMP and knocks out all electricity,it`s here to stay.The health both physical and mental of humanity,the addiction, I wonder what is more out of control climate change or behavioral change.The cat is out the bag and sitting at a desk controlling us.The original thoughts of are the evil media just taking the piss??well yes they are,always have,but in a world of so much lying,speculation far easier to lie in print or on television now.Governments cant control it,the platforms making billions cant control or police it, it`s the wild west out there.Has anybody on here never watched a free stream,listened to free music,watched free pay for TV?Fair enough I couldnt recommend ripping off Murdoch enough,why shouldnt I be able to watch BBC in Greece because they pay to show top gear.Its all fair game isnt it?If it comes down to not paying I am all in,hands up I am part of the problem,why would I want to pay Sky/BT over £100 a month to watch a handfull of spurs games?yes the quality is better,but in this age its so marginal.
And thats the takeaway from this,take the parts you want and disregard the rest.There should come a time when we are sick of everyone elses shitty lives and concentrate on our own.Take the good and ignore the rest.There is a lot of good in the "net",but you wont find it in this thread!! Is it the internet that has gone wrong,or the fact money is to be made easily from it?

real world you walk in to a pub and see a table of cunts,do you sit down and start conversing with them??

Internet world.....is this even a question??
 
Yid

Yid

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Likes
1,078
#6
Last year I had a "wobble".

I attributed it to work, home, people dying and shit I hadnt dealt with properly...

I'm pragmatic, so I resolved to change my shit, or do everything in my power to change it so that I had no room to say I didn't try.

Best thing I did was bin social media. I binned FB about a year ago as it didn't bring me happiness. As of 1st Jan I binned Twitter and Insta too. This is the only platform I have a presence on.

It's fucking brilliant...!!!

I watch the news with one eye as I know 90% of it is agenda a driven. I try to research facts about important stuff using the web, but not as vociferously as I did six months ago.

The internet is great, but you're right it's been hijacked.

I'll dip in from time to time to use it for good, but I can't let it control me anymore.

Peopel may say that it's oatrixhbtime for me. They may be right, but i refuae to do things thay dont make me happy or benefit me or my family now... I choose to focus on me and them and the internet and it's 90% bullshit doesn't do that.
 
skiathospurs

skiathospurs

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Likes
4,457
#7
Last year I had a "wobble".

I attributed it to work, home, people dying and shit I hadnt dealt with properly...

I'm pragmatic, so I resolved to change my shit, or do everything in my power to change it so that I had no room to say I didn't try.

Best thing I did was bin social media. I binned FB about a year ago as it didn't bring me happiness. As of 1st Jan I binned Twitter and Insta too. This is the only platform I have a presence on.

It's fucking brilliant...!!!

I watch the news with one eye as I know 90% of it is agenda a driven. I try to research facts about important stuff using the web, but not as vociferously as I did six months ago.

The internet is great, but you're right it's been hijacked.

I'll dip in from time to time to use it for good, but I can't let it control me anymore.

Peopel may say that it's oatrixhbtime for me. They may be right, but i refuae to do things thay dont make me happy or benefit me or my family now... I choose to focus on me and them and the internet and it's 90% bullshit doesn't do that.
Having a brick and not a smart phone works for me,people take the piss but really it keeps me away from the shit,living in the now cos im not filming,photographing posting stuff,i am actually doing stuff..Honestly I am quite happy not even carrying a phone around with me.
 
Don Diaz

Don Diaz

Zero tolerance of Numpty's
Founding Member
Likes
2,713
#8
thats your problem you`re so negative!!

No what? BTW :D
No - it’s not even a question.

Nicely delivered piece mate, but I think @Yid has nailed it, probably along with many others. The world develops and evolves naturally and everyone’s normal cha he’s and evolves with it. Those who use their brains question things and then make up their mind, in this case to get involved or not with the multi and various forms of new media and communication.

They’re all powerful tools that can be manipulated in a myriad of different ways, for money, influence, persuasion or any form gain you care to mention.

Right answer is probably just dip in and out, in life generally into what or where your passions lie?
 
Yid

Yid

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Likes
1,078
#9
Having a brick and not a smart phone works for me,people take the piss but really it keeps me away from the shit,living in the now cos im not filming,photographing posting stuff,i am actually doing stuff..Honestly I am quite happy not even carrying a phone around with me.
That's the key, realising that smart phones have the potential to enrich and devalue our lives... choose to make it work for you instead of you working for it...

I mean fuck me, if I didn't have a smart phone I'd basically live on the streets as I could get lost in a phone booth...

It 100% is an addiction... my Mrs deleted FB on NYD too, she crumbled inside 48 hrs... it's ok though because it means I can just glance at her disparagingly from my lofty position of righteousness.... ;)

I like the fact this place isnt too busy because id be on here loads more... its a good balance to alow me a few mins of escape form the real world to chat football or philosophical bullshit with you lemmons.

And to look at porn, let's not forget the real reason for the internet.
 
skiathospurs

skiathospurs

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Likes
4,457
#10
That's the key, realising that smart phones have the potential to enrich and devalue our lives... choose to make it work for you instead of you working for it...

I mean fuck me, if I didn't have a smart phone I'd basically live on the streets as I could get lost in a phone booth...

It 100% is an addiction... my Mrs deleted FB on NYD too, she crumbled inside 48 hrs... it's ok though because it means I can just glance at her disparagingly from my lofty position of righteousness.... ;)

I like the fact this place isnt too busy because id be on here loads more... its a good balance to alow me a few mins of escape form the real world to chat football or philosophical bullshit with you lemmons.

And to look at porn, let's not forget the real reason for the internet.
I am lucky not needing a phone for work,infact when I gig I have to remember to turn it off.Totally right it is an addiction,if I had one I would be as bad as my mates kids.

I like the fact I dont feel I have to argue on here cos some dickhead pushes my buttons,though I am pretty tolerant in reading all views,even on twitter.If you just follow all similar view points you become more insular and entrenched&extreme in a narrow minded world.I have no problem scrolling through things muttering cunt to myself,instead of replying.
It`s more the people who have never lived without the internet,social media I feel sorry for.Kids never climbing trees,parents using smartphones to pacify their kids so they can leave them alone,people too afraid to go up to a bird they see and chat to her because without a dating app how would we be able to reproduce.

It`s actually a wonderful thing,if you can take what you like and leave alone when you recognise it can be too much.It definitely can be too much.

Yeah why do people still pay for porn channels??really thats like hanging on to cassettes.
 
Dorset

Dorset

The Voice Of Reason
Founding Member
Likes
1,567
#11
Fucking Internet, I hate it. I am worried that new generations of kids are growing up believing all the shit they see on the evil-web, they are only interested in trivial bollocks and won't read anything longer than a meme - whatever the fuck a meme is. I had a go at Twitter for a while, what a cesspit, Facebook I don't get the point of, I really don't give a fuck where someone is going, what they had for dinner or what their fucking cat did, and I really don't want to see their selfies and nobody would ever want to see mine - unless of course they liked massive todgers. Smart phones are great without all the anti-social media bollocks, I hate the very bollocks of EvilCorp Google, but they provide some seriously good tech - Translate, Maps, Drive, Docs, Sheets - I use them all. A Free 15gb of storage is cool, and I have 123gb of photos backed up for nothing, nice!
 
skiathospurs

skiathospurs

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Likes
4,457
#12
Fucking Internet, I hate it. I am worried that new generations of kids are growing up believing all the shit they see on the evil-web, they are only interested in trivial bollocks and won't read anything longer than a meme - whatever the fuck a meme is. I had a go at Twitter for a while, what a cesspit, Facebook I don't get the point of, I really don't give a fuck where someone is going, what they had for dinner or what their fucking cat did, and I really don't want to see their selfies and nobody would ever want to see mine - unless of course they liked massive todgers. Smart phones are great without all the anti-social media bollocks, I hate the very bollocks of EvilCorp Google, but they provide some seriously good tech - Translate, Maps, Drive, Docs, Sheets - I use them all. A Free 15gb of storage is cool, and I have 123gb of photos backed up for nothing, nice!
You taking an android tv box to spain?Perfect tool for tv abroad,because everything is in effect on catch-up,other than sport,cant remember the last time we were limited to watching stuff live.But then again we dont watch shite like im a celebrity,the voice which why would you bother putting on a site and waste that valuable storage!!.
 
Dorset

Dorset

The Voice Of Reason
Founding Member
Likes
1,567
#13
You taking an android tv box to spain?Perfect tool for tv abroad,because everything is in effect on catch-up,other than sport,cant remember the last time we were limited to watching stuff live.But then again we dont watch shite like im a celebrity,the voice which why would you bother putting on a site and waste that valuable storage!!.
Oh yes mate, I've got an NVIDIA Shield, it is the very bollocks of the dog for TV stuff and my small (4tb) media collection on an external USB drive, just plug it in and off you jolly well go. What about Love Island? Can you get that? More to the point what is it? Grand-daughter no 3 said it's great and I should watch it, I told her to fuck off and scrubbed her out of my will, I don't want my money going to retards.
 
Havocc

Havocc

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Likes
150
#14
Watch the movie Idiocracy and then the bit in Wall-E where all the people are fat, floating in chairs glued to the tablet. Scary stuff. That’s our future

Thankfully, I can take or leave Social Media, I don’t have an addictive personality and don’t have much compassion with people outside of my bubble.

It’s revealed a terrible world full of selfish, ignorant cunts, and it will only get worse. It gives everyone a voice, no matter how twisted they are.
 
deejbah

deejbah

Player in Training.
Likes
166
#15
A lack of regulation of shitgoblins like Zuckerberg et al and all of the fucking adtech that fucks everything up combined with a lack of education around information literacy is the perfect shitstorm. I personally only have a fbook account because the football club I play for uses it, I don't post anything on there any more and don't have the apps on my phone.
 
skiathospurs

skiathospurs

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Likes
4,457
#16
Its generational eh !!



look people talking fucking weirdos ......
 
Thfcire

Thfcire

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Likes
363
#17
Yeah it that looks like the isis cafe so the old cunts are probily dead after the grub anyway ;)
 

Latest posts

Associates

Forum statistics

Threads
698
Messages
35,618
Members
164
Latest member
alisvet