p2pnet view P2P | Mobiles | Entertainment:- Justin Beaver makes me want to puke. Rebecca Black makes me want to cut myself. And relatively unknown musician Imogen Heap (she apparently won a Grammy five years ago) makes me want to “steal” music using 100% legal p2p programs.
Why? Twitter. It’s all because of twitter and the twits and twats who use it. Twitter makes me want to shoot someone – anyone.
Twitter, the ubiquitous blabbermouth of inane vomit-inducing musings of so-called pop stars, politicos, wannabes and their followers (cults have followers, celebs have stalkers) celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. I abhor anything with overblown hype and mass hysteria from the lamescream mass media that indoctrinates the unwashed masses into believing they should care.
Some people will say that twitter is a good thing because it can help start revolutions and topple corrupt governments. That might be true – if it was only used to report real news that actually mattered.
Besides the boring ramblings of celebrities and people who twitter everything from their shopping lists to the description of their bowel movements, virtually every TV program, radio program, and blog has a twitter account.
I ask you: What’s the point? No one in their right mind cares if Ashton Kutcher has more followers than Larry King. Why was that a major “news story”? Programs like BBC’s Question Time ask people to twit and twat their comments during their live debates. Why? They don’t use the comments on the show, they don’t pay for the use of those comments, and I really don’t care what twits and twats have to say. I’m watching TV.
Just as CNN and Rupert Murdoch want people to do their jobs for them by sending in videos without compensation, so too does Imogen Heap. Heap, a former child prodigy who received a Grammy in 2006, uses twitter to solicit ideas from her “followers”. She requests and receives lyrics, sounds, and music supplied by her willing devotees to use on her albums, and she has yet to pay anyone for their contributions, instead opting to show up at awards ceremonies wearing clothing adorned with her twit’s and twat’s comments, so she can “take my fans with me”.
Heap says she’s “looking forward to video tweets” – presumably so she can steal them too, in order to include them in future MTV award-winning videos, in which she’ll pay no compensation to the people who contributed to her “success” by doing her job for her.
What kind of bullshit is that? The same kind of bullshit the RIAA uses with its artists to screw them out of royalties. She must have learned it from them. If Heap continues to steal from her “fans”, and if the RIAA continues to steal from its artists, there’s no reason why ordinary people shouldn’t “steal” music as well by using 100% legal filesharing programs. Unlike Heap and the RIAA, filesharers don’t profit financially from their so-called “theft” and “piracy”. Whereas, it’s well-documented that the RIAA, Heap, CNN, and Murdoch do gain financially by stealing other peoples’ works.
Justin Beaver? Well he’s just crap. And with his creepy Lootube videos and whatever he twits and twats on twitter, it’s possible he’ll grow up to be like Gary Glitter, the former UK pop star-turned convicted paedophile. You don’t think that could happen? Just watch one of Beaver’s creepy videos and get back to me in a few years.
And then there’s the newest, crappiest interweb star Rebecca Black, who wouldn’t know a musical note if it bit her on the ass. When her video was posted on p2pnet, I just had to take a look at that over-hyped car crash of a video. But after just a few seconds of hearing her electronically-manipulated caterwauling, I had to look away. It was just that gruesome. The worst car crash I’d ever seen. And now she’s a “star”, being courted by the likes of Jay Leno and record companies.
I don’t use twitter, Fa$ecrook, or Myspa$e, and I seldom visit Lootube because I refuse to be sucked into those vacuums of mediocrity and hype. No matter that they might occasionally be used for worthy causes, the majority of it is crap and I don’t patronise crap.
Happy anniversary, Twitter. Lock ‘n’ load!
Charlie Brooker, one of today’s leading prophets on news and entertainment puts the hype into prospective for right-thinking people with brains:
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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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