Larry Magid on the latest Consumer Reports joke of a story about some Facebook users “sharing too much”:
When Consumer Reports writes about home appliances, it tells you their strengths and weaknesses but I’ve never seen any dire warnings about how you can lose your hand if you stick it in a garbage disposal. Even when they review cars, they don’t fill their articles with awful statistics about how thousands die each year as a result of drunk or reckless driving. There are lots of reviews of cell phones but never have I seen headlines about how easy it is for strangers within earshot to hear your half of a private conversation when you’re on the phone.
What do you do as you grow increasingly irrelevant? You start writing batshit crazy and/or inflammatory things to insert yourself back into the conversation — no matter how stupid you sound.