Thursday, December 13, 2007
Boing Boing: a website review of sorts
Ok... I doubt this is going to mean a great deal to anyone, and its not like I haven't felt like this for a long while but Boingboing.... you used to be so good, and now you annoy me so much that I almost unsubscribe from your RSS everytime i log onto my google reader.
Boing boing, for the uninitiated, is a HUGE website which posts various interesting stuff from around the internet. It always has something that interests me on it, which is why I am hesitant to unsubscribe, but lately (by lately I mean increasingly since I started reading it about 2 years ago) it has committed various annoying as hell things which bug the crap out of me.
I shall list them now.
Cory Doctorow: Stop telling us about your godawful books already. Stop name dropping every author you met at a book launch and telling us how you are a huge fan of their
work. You recently moved to London. Stop telling everyone about how much it sucks. If you think it is so terrible, why do you put up with its various catalogue of disastrous things? Stop posting about your opinions (as fact) on the 'nanny state' and 'erosion of personal freedom' etc that you perceive in Britain.
Quit telling everyone how awful Youtube is. Your arrogant tone about everything is so sickeningly nauseating (yeah i know those mean the same thing... shhh)
BBTV. The videos you guys make suck so much ass, especially since you went on and on about how much youtube sucks. How about watch some youtube videos and you might see how to make non-lame videos.
I don't care about 'steampunk'. At all.
I don't care that you found a picture that looks like Goatse.
I don't care that Cory Doctorow wrote a book.
Please write about a few events that aren't happening in San Francisco.
For the love of god, I do get why DMCA and such are important issues, but please, can't you cut those posts down a little tiny bit? The various copyright issues for countries around the world are interesting but not so interesting as you seem to think they are.
I do not care about Second Life.
I have sent you various links and stuff (maybe 3 or 4 times) and never had a reply, which I think is fair enough, as you must get fuck loads of mail, but you might atleast have some sort of an auto-reply or general 'we probably won't get back to you' notice somewhere.
I do not care about vintage Disney crap.
Obviously you are a bunch of individuals who all have interests that you are going to write about on your website that you own. Fine. But I feel that this site that I used to LOVE, has fallen victim to poor imagination, no more innovation, and laziness on part of you writers. Shame on you!! Find some new stuff to report!
at 10:56 pm