NIN's Trent Reznor Realises Web 2.0 Is A Bit Rubbish
, June 10th, 2009 19:34
Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor has long been a pioneer of using the internet to the advantage, pecuniary or otherwise, of musicians. And for that, he should be applauded.
However, on some of the Web 2.0-type stuff, Reznor has made that common mistake of believing a few geeks who never left their houses but said that the web would soon be a mass of voices rebuilding a Tower Of Babel in a successful quest for human enlightenment. This of course is nonsense, and thankfully Reznor has now caught up
It seems to have stemmed from his recent exploits on Twitter and opening up his personality via the NIN forums, where the announcement of withdrawal from Web 2.0 life was made. Apparently some fans, seemingly of the type too stupid to work out where their uncle's gun is hidden before going to school, and the "unattractive plump females" of Metal Sludge were distraught that Reznor's Twittering revealed him as a nice bloke who wanted to raise money for a fan's operation and was chuffed to be with a lovely lady.
In a lengthy post on said NIN forums, Reznor reveals that a few encounters with the ugly idiots who populate much of the web has put him right off. "I will be tuning out of the social networking sites because at the end of the day it's now doing more harm than good in the bigger picture and the experiment seems to have yielded a result," he writes, before coming to the conclusion: "Idiots rule." No shit, Sherlock!
He added, "We're in a world where the mainstream social networks want any and all people to boost user numbers for the big selloff and are not concerned with the quality of experience."