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18th Jul '17 10:42:55 AM nanakiro
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* It's common to see some form of website have a user-made cartoon about people using social media to better their own status rather than help out whoever they're recording. One particularly memorable cartoon ([[{{Irony}} On]] ''[[{{Irony}} Twitter,]]'' [[{{Irony}} no less]] showed a before-and-after situation concerning a street performer. The first showed him receiving money from passersby and smiling as he plays his guitar. The second shows him playing with a crowd of people surrounding him and no money in his hat at all, instead recording the performance with their phones and explicitly talking about how many Likes they're going to get on Facebook for showing it. Never mind cases where MemeticMutation has helped people get out of their then=poor situations, such as Antoine Dodgson or the Man with the Golden Voice.

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* It's common to see some form of website have a user-made cartoon about people using social media to better their own status rather than help out whoever they're recording. One particularly memorable cartoon ([[{{Irony}} On]] ''[[{{Irony}} Twitter,]]'' [[{{Irony}} no less]] less]]) showed a before-and-after situation concerning a street performer. The first showed him receiving money from passersby and smiling as he plays his guitar. The second shows him playing with a crowd of people surrounding him and no money in his hat at all, instead recording the performance with their phones and explicitly talking about how many Likes they're going to get on Facebook for showing it. Never mind cases where MemeticMutation has helped people get out of their then=poor then-poor situations, such as Antoine Dodgson or the Man with the Golden Voice.
18th Jul '17 10:40:31 AM nanakiro
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* It's common to see some form of website have a user-made cartoon about people using social media to better their own status rather than help out whoever they're recording. One particularly memorable cartoon ([[{{Irony}} On]] ''[[{{Irony}} Twitter,]]'' [[{{Irony}} no less]] showed a before-and-after situation concerning a street performer. The first showed him receiving money from passersby and smiling as he plays his guitar. The second shows him playing with a crowd of people surrounding him and no money in his hat at all, instead recording the performance with their phones and explicitly talking about how many Likes they're going to get on Facebook for showing it. Never mind cases where MemeticMutation has helped people get out of their then=poor situations, such as Antoine Dodgson or the Man with the Golden Voice.
10th Jul '17 6:36:57 AM LentilSandEater
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** Well, it's probably brought down the ''average'' quality of all writing published somewhere hugely, [[SturgeonsLaw but...]]



** Though small websites and internet personalities urge people to disable [=AdBlock=] for their websites because the ad revenue helps to support the site. This eventually culminated in [[ScandalGate Adgate]], when [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] made a video trying to explain this and recieved a massive InternetBackdraft for it (although as he himself noted in a later video, far more people complied with his request than complained).

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** Though small websites and internet personalities urge people to disable [=AdBlock=] for their websites because the ad revenue helps to support the site. This eventually culminated in [[ScandalGate Adgate]], when [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] made a video trying to explain this and recieved received a massive InternetBackdraft for it (although as he himself noted in a later video, far more people complied with his request than complained).
10th Jul '17 5:47:36 AM LentilSandEater
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* This seems to be a pretty big plot point in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', as it concerns an evil dictatorship slowly transforming a quiet rural culture into a full-fledged technological cityscape. Most blatant are the "Happy Boxes", which look like television sets or computer monitors, and anyone that ''doesn't'' own one has their house struck by lightning multiple times. Naturally Lucas, being the OnlySaneMan in this situation, is one of the few that doesn't have one.
** Then again, [[WordOfGod Itoi himself in]] [[http://mother3.fobby.net/interview/m3int_03.html this interview]] [[WordOfGod states]] that the Happy Boxes don't represent [=TVs=] or computers or anything. They're just abstract things.
** There's also the implication that this happened before in the form of Midnight Radio, so that whenever it happens it's whatever the New Media at the time is.
* One of the radio stations in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' has a person call in to say how evil telephones are, and is promptly asked about it by the host of the radio show.
** "[[FunWithAcronyms Citizens Raging Against Phones]]" -- she's calling from a pay phone, and concedes that it's been hard to organize meetings.

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* This seems to be a pretty big plot point in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', as it concerns an evil dictatorship slowly transforming a quiet rural culture into a full-fledged technological cityscape. Most blatant are the "Happy Boxes", which look like television sets or computer monitors, and anyone that ''doesn't'' own one has their house struck by lightning multiple times. Naturally Lucas, being the OnlySaneMan in this situation, is one of the few that doesn't have one.
** Then again,
one. [[WordOfGod Itoi himself in]] [[http://mother3.fobby.net/interview/m3int_03.html this interview]] [[WordOfGod states]] that the Happy Boxes don't represent [=TVs=] or computers or anything. They're just abstract things.
** There's also the implication that this
things. This happened before in the form of Midnight Radio, so that whenever it happens it's whatever the New Media at the time is.
* One of the radio stations in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' has a person call in to say how evil telephones are, and is promptly asked about it by the host of the radio show.
**
show. "[[FunWithAcronyms Citizens Raging Against Phones]]" -- she's calling from a pay phone, and concedes that it's been hard to organize meetings.
10th Jul '17 5:45:44 AM LentilSandEater
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m71m-LBqFQ More awesome]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-jfrjXrOyc than it]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CMWkesiVD4 sounds.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qcc4QRRKns Seriously.]]
7th Jul '17 4:45:25 AM Grudgeal
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* In 17th century Norway, the replacement of Catholicism with more fundamentalist Lutheranism, combined with the rising popularity of HardangerFiddle music, meant that the instrument became associated with TheDevil. Stories began to abound that hearing fiddle music made men and women susceptible to ol' Nick's influence and drove them to acts of sex, violence, drinking and otherwise loose morals, and fiddle players and the instruments faced persecution in parts of Norway. A tune from this time period called "Fanitullen" (The Devil's Fiddle Tune)[[note]]A "tull" is one of a myriad different words used for "fiddle tune" depending on its tune, speed, whether it's to be used for single or pair dancing and its geographical point of origin[[/note]] has a myth associated with it that it caused a murder at a wedding.
7th Jul '17 4:44:51 AM Grudgeal
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* In 17th century Norway, the rising popularity of fiddle music meant that it became associated with TheDevil, with stories that hearing fiddle music made men and women susceptible to ol' Nick's influence and drove them to acts of sex, violence, drinking and otherwise loose morals. A tune from this time period called "Fanitullen" (The Devil's Fiddle Tune)[[note]]A "tull" is one of a myriad different words used for "fiddle tune" depending on its tune, speed, whether it's to be used for single or pair dancing and its geographical point of origin[[/note]] has a myth associated with it that it caused a murder at a wedding.

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* In 17th century Norway, the replacement of Catholicism with more fundamentalist Lutheranism, combined with the rising popularity of fiddle music HardangerFiddle music, meant that it the instrument became associated with TheDevil, with stories TheDevil. Stories began to abound that hearing fiddle music made men and women susceptible to ol' Nick's influence and drove them to acts of sex, violence, drinking and otherwise loose morals.morals, and fiddle players and the instruments faced persecution in parts of Norway. A tune from this time period called "Fanitullen" (The Devil's Fiddle Tune)[[note]]A "tull" is one of a myriad different words used for "fiddle tune" depending on its tune, speed, whether it's to be used for single or pair dancing and its geographical point of origin[[/note]] has a myth associated with it that it caused a murder at a wedding.
7th Jul '17 4:39:51 AM Grudgeal
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* In 17th century Norway, the rising popularity of fiddle music meant that it became associated with TheDevil, with stories that hearing fiddle music made men and women susceptible to ol' Nick's influence and drove them to acts of sex, violence, drinking and otherwise loose morals. A tune from this time period called "Fanitullen" (The Devil's Fiddle Tune)[[note]]A "tull" is one of a myriad different words used for "fiddle tune" depending on its tune, speed, whether it's to be used for single or pair dancing and its geographical point of origin[[/note]] has a myth associated with it that it caused a murder at a wedding.
1st Jul '17 1:12:30 PM LinTaylor
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* According to ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', a FlashMob is a ''literal'' TorchesAndPitchforks mob that any tech-savvy person can sic on someone who offends them.
** In that specific instance, it was; a disgruntled employee asked her friends to harass Hank, and they decided to beat him up...except that they mistake Buck Strickland for Hank, and he fires the employee responsible.

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* According to ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "Lost in [=MySpace=]" double-subverts this. One of Hank's co-workers gets so into [=MySpace=] that her performance at Strickland Propane suffers, which brings her into conflict with the hard-working Hank. She sets a FlashMob is a ''literal'' TorchesAndPitchforks mob that any tech-savvy person can sic on someone who offends them.
** In that specific instance, it was; a disgruntled employee asked her friends to harass Hank,
after Hank and they decided decide to beat him up...up, except that they mistake attacked Buck Strickland instead, which gets her fired. At the end of the episode Hank tracks the woman down (using [=MySpace=]) to talk things out and she explains that she was just looking for Hank, a way to make work more fun; Hank convinces Buck to re-hire her as Strickland's social media manager and he fires everyone's happy. Thus the employee responsible.episode's "villain" isn't social media itself but the unhealthy obsession with it, leading to a standard "All things in moderation" {{Aesop}}.
13th May '17 11:38:50 AM nombretomado
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-->'''Mal''': Maybe I'll roll him over with a giant ''[[KatamariDamacy ball]]'' so he can blame cracked-out Japanese games for his death. I'm sure it's the way he wants to go.

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-->'''Mal''': Maybe I'll roll him over with a giant ''[[KatamariDamacy ''[[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy ball]]'' so he can blame cracked-out Japanese games for his death. I'm sure it's the way he wants to go.
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