I have a few, but you’ll need to come off anon!
Ah yes, this post. Let’s break it down:
1) Tumblr user A has expressed concern that modern technology has gone beyond being a useful means to communicate with others to being a means of avoidance, and having damaging effects on social interaction and anxiety. What a bullshit notion!!
2) User B decides to bring out the very definition of ‘straw man argument’ to completely derail User A’s point, a classic move that is always 100% justifiable and totally not a copout reaction to experiencing cognitive dissonance. User B’s personal preference is now a baseline for any and all debates on the effect of texting on social interaction. Cause, y’know. They said so.
3) User C going along with User B’s outstanding display of fine communication and debate skills by displaying resources, statistics and references on the subject. Also note their justified use of an image that has accompanied this argument time and time again.
The subject is relevant, showing people in the modern era reading the newspaper while waiting for their stop rather than talking to total strangers.* They are not watching their modern Tvs or looking at the modern internet on their modern phones to find their news, which is bizarre because they should find time in their modern lives to surf the net for four hours.
Oh wait this photo is from the fucking 1950s, when not everyone had a goddamn screen they could have beam information into their shitty eyes in 0.5 seconds.**
Also the original post somehow morphed into the idea that watches are only used by terrorists. Nice!
4) User D contributes the third and final straw man that sums up the debate in one amusing image. Great job, user D!!
*Classmates, coworkers and strangers are all interchangable. In fact anyone you haven’t had sex with (via skype ofc) is probably a creep that is currently daydreaming about wearing your ass skin as an eyepatch.
**I have employed the debate skills of users B, C and D here, in the hope that I, too, can become a master debater.
So what have we learned here? Probably nothing! Obviously this post has been me declaring all forms of technology from laptops to vibrators are made from the bones of Satan and need to be eliminated. I’m going to get 13,847 iPhone fanfucks in my inbox squealing about how I’m ‘disregarding the difficulty faced by today’s youth’ or something. I’m 22. I have social anxiety, and a cellphone.
Stay enlightened, dweebs.
my personal art folder is 4.4GB
why isn’t there a guy that slaps the keyboard away from people that try to remove artist’s captions
*loses a follower*
*checks fave mutuals*
yeah ok whatever later nerd