Not being surprised about that dolphin thing. You know the story … there was a baby dolphin that tourists plucked out of the ocean and began taking pictures with. They passed it around for so long that it wound up dying!
Is this surprising? Is it really? I know you’re outraged, but does it shock you.
Somehow internet like points have become a new sport of cultural currency. If this gets a million likes on facebook I can get a new liver. We don’t even question stuff like that anymore, “Well that kid needs a new liver I better click like.” There’s a political cause? Why go out and get involved, when you can click “like.”
We’ve convinced ourselves that stuff matters, it’s omnipresent, so is it any wonder that people were like “OMG a baby dolphin! Imagine how many likes this will get me. I need them. I need the likes. People are snorting likes off the back of toilet seats in bars, and driving down darkened alleys buying internet points from shady characters with criminal pasts.
When will prospects be determined by how popular your instagram posts are?
Hopefully not. That’d be silly. Sort of like hoisting a baby animal into the air until it dies so you can have a popular post on social media.