As a matter of information gathering, I am subscribed and lurk in NextDoor. About 75% is people needing/wanting some handout and the rest is a mix of services’ offerings, and the useful Amber and Silver alerts plus descriptions of suspicious individuals roaming the area and actual crime reporting.
I just got this email notification:
Holy shit! Somebody kidnapped a baby? So I clicked.
Listen Karen and Company: I like dogs, but they are not babies nor deserving to exaggeration of comparing them with actual human babies who may be in danger. And a 16-year-old dog is not a pup and unfortunately and more than likely dropped dead somewhere or got run over by a car.
Holy fuck people, have some brains.
5 thoughts on “The digital wasteland is real.”
Social media is full of weak people needing attention and validation… and stupidity, lots of stupidity…
Oh aye but its all the fun of people watching without having to leave the house.
A wee bit harsh there.
Lots of folks will refer to their pets as family members/children/babies. It is pretty common.
However, I do agree that if you are looking for a lost dog/cat, please say so in the headline. Leave the “my baby” references for the body of the notice. Getting people concerned that a human baby is missing is just a step toward the “boy who cried wolf.” area.
I dropped nextdoor because of idiotic, never ending posts by stupid subhumans.
I feel badly towards people who are so attached to their pets that they consider them as human children.
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