the internet is a silly place (with apologies to Monty Python)

So this morning the inimitable Don Giannatti (aka WizWow) twittered the following:

“I wonder if it is becoming too silly. Silly forums and silly pretentious people with no real experience preaching silliness to silly people

(I would tend to agree, but that’s a whole ‘nother rant)

course the first thing it brought to mind is: (specifically 1:37 in)

also that old New Yorker cartoon with the 2 dogs in front of a computer, with one saying “on the internet, no one knows you’re a dog

Silly, sure -but it raises a good point.  Always remember when asking questions on an internet forum – anyone can be an “expert” on anything, so be careful who you take your answers from.  A little common sense goes a long way.  I’ve seen far too much blatantly *wrong* information being distributed as fact, and pour souls who didn’t know any better eating it up. 

Ah, well such is the price we pay for the incredible information-disseminating capabilities of teH interwebZ.

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