It’s funny how people cant live with the fact that their obsessions may just be fads, and they are scared that they are being duped. Wtf’s wrong with being duped if you enjoy it?
5 signs that you are just part of an internet fad, Tremendously put:
1. People Are Way Too Into It.
Internet fads are started by what I call the nerdy douche. These people live and breathe the phenomenon so much, it’s alarming. They’re the ones with the T shirts they get custom-printed to announce to the world how much they enjoy the current fad.
2. People Are Scared When Something Else Comes Out.
When Google Buzz came out and people called it the “Twitter Killer”, thousands of people on Twitter grew frightened. If Buzz actually killed Twitter, all of those days they spent getting super hot spambot followers would be wasted.
3. The Spam Surprises You With Its Creativity.
Internet fads end when the service loses its epic battle against spam. It happened to Friendster when webcam chicks became so overpowering that you either had to shut down your Friendster account or have your seventeenth private cam show with Roxy from Vegas.
I think I put Roxy’s kids through college.
4. It’s Called A “Game-Changer.”
When a social media “expert” is calling your service a game changer on his horrible weekly podcast nobody watches, look out.
5. It Becomes Corporate.
Facebook and Twitter were started by regular people. That’s what made it cool. But when corporations take over, and I mean fully over, it feels hollow.
Fads keep things fresh. I like.
And for those paranoid about their ‘data’ (knowing what your sister’s friend’s acquaintance had for dinner does change your life), or think their effort at self-whoring to collect followers and connections has gone waste – the web’s now much more open, there’s a high chance you will be able take your shit over to the next fad.
Enjoy the fads, just like fashion – if you can use it wisely and make some money out of it WTG!
Now, here’s an example of why apple fanaticism and valentine’s day are evergreen fads –