|In an effort to the the first to report, I may have screwed up a few of the facts.|
I'm breaking in here with a special report. This blog presents itself as a (satirical) guide to Fairfield County, but lately it's more of a disgusting dissection of Facebook. We all know that we can break avid Facebookers down into little categories. Let's talk about a certain faction today:
We all have those morbid "friends" who are first to post up on the Social Network when a celebrity leaves this mortal coil. It must be some kind of euphoric rush for them to be the "first" to let the rest of us know the news. I don't think they want to engage in any kind of deep discussion behind the demise of Macho Man Randy Savage, Jeff Conaway or Clarence Clemons. It's more about getting the information out to their people and being the first to do so. These computerized Kevorkians (I know, he just died too!) are junking up my news feed with information I've already got.
Can you imagine how apeshit-crazy Facebook is going to be if Ian McKaye or Henry Rollins ever bite the big one?
Bottom line is, I think there's a bunch of people who want to play news reporter-slash-grim reaper. Not necessary. Here's a newsflash: We're all familiar with the *rest* of the Internet besides Facebook. Believe you me, I've seen it already. There are plenty of news sites that I heard it from before you posted it on Facebook.
Now on the other hand, when Earnest Thomas passes away, you have my full permission to discuss it all over the Internet. He's still alive right? Has anyone heard from him lately?