Much like fashion, a lot of web fads look bad in hindsight. Some look lemon-juice-in-a-papercut painfully bad.
Here’s a list of items that I’m grateful we’ve grown (or are growing) out of. May they die in a fire like the unholy flames that spawned them.
A few weeks ago, a national study was released that found, for the first time, online news readership had surpassed that of print newspapers. Specifically, the study found that 34% of US adults said they got their news online. 31% cited print newspapers as their source of news. The study also indicated similar results for online versus newspaper advertising revenue.
Someone always spoiled the fun for everyone in grade school. The kid who took the chicken patty and threw it on the wall made chicken patties go away forever. There is always a right and wrong way to approach everything. This somewhat cliché phrase translates to all parts of life, including the Internet.
You knew it had to happen eventually. You just knew AT&T was going to screw up the Internet someday. And now they have.
Starting from a young age, quite a few of us were taught the importance of blending in. Of not rocking the boat. Of not sticking our necks out.
As we grew older, many of us took those lessons to heart. We blended in. We didn’t rock the boat. We didn’t stick our necks out.