Experiment #94

Tips for Living in the Internet Age

  • Learn to love cat pictures or die a lonely death.
  • There are no email lotteries.
  • Hot, nude “girls” only want you credit card number and/or your identity, not you.
  • If someone needs your help getting money into the country, it’s probably not legitimate.
  • Just because it got a million views on YouTube doesn’t make it any less inane.
  • Reply All is not the same as Reply. My bad, Boss.
  • There’s no one weird trick for anything.
  • For your own health, safety, and soundness of mind, never read the comments.
  • Click carefully. One wrong move and you could find your innocent search for “puppy pictures” taking you down a nefarious road.
  • On an email chain where everyone replies all to be removed from the list and then people reply all telling the first reply-ers that they are idiots for replying all then another person replies all and tells everyone to stop replying all, no one wins.
  • Trolls gotta troll.
  • First rule of the Internet: Judge first, research later.
  • First rule of Facebook: Make your life seem better than it is so your friends will be jealous and you won’t cry so much.
  • Any post/article with a number in the title is probably not worth your time.
  • Business names missing vowels are “cool” and “hip” and possibly made by illiterate entrepreneurs.
  • The Internet is a microcosm of humanity, including its strengths, its weaknesses, and the sum total of all its cat pictures.

Peer Review the Experiment

Tell the author how he did and how he could do better.
Be Honest. Be Specific. Be Constructive.