I don’t really have much to say here other than basically what the title says. I was stumbling today (my job since I am unemployed) and I came across some early Bill Watterson comics. Sweet!, I think. I want to see more of these! So I look at the bottom of this blog and it says, “See the rest at such and such site” so I click on the link which leads me to… another repost. Alright, that was pretty shotty work by that guy but now I can get to the REAL link. I click on the next link which leads me to… another repost. What the hell? Alright this one straight up says that they found these pictures on reddit so I know I am going to be lead to yet another repost. I click on the link which takes me to reddit which then allows me to find the ORIGINAL link with all the pictures. None of the previous links had the original material that I was looking for, yet I was told that that is where I could find it. I have had this happen before when looking at news articles too. People get paid to make these posts. Half the time they don’t even add much of their own commentary. The sad thing is, that this is what is becoming the main way that people get their news. The news is basically just cut down to blurbs and half the time, isn’t even a primary source. I had hread that something similar happened to TV news in its hay day. Back in the day, when you were to watch the news, and they might talk about say, a politicians speech. They would show a rather large clip of the speech to give the viewers an idea of the true context of what the person was talking about. People don’t want that though, so now if you want to say anything and have it heard on the news, it has to be said in 5 to 10 second sound bytes which barely provide any real information at all. This is essentially what blogging is. No one wants to really know anything, they just want to feel like they do. That’s what blogging provides.
PS here is the ORIGINAL post of the early Bill Watterson comics. Sure it is old and crummy looking, but look at how much info there is about the comics. The other reposts barely had any information other than the pictures