With a title like that, I could be talking about any number of people. Hence why I didn’t say who this is a response to in the title. With all the SJWs to choose from out there, who could we possibly be referring to? I wonder if Jenny McDermott reads my stuff. I did a response to her, and since she is at the very bottom of the drama-swilling barrel, I assume that she follows the work of anyone who trash-talks her. Don’t worry, Jenny. This isn’t for you. You aren’t worth another full post. Reply girls like you just aren’t worth the time.
This is a response to the founder of the app Peeple. See, it seems that they are getting a lot of negative criticism from people about their app, in one of the most uplifting moments in Internet history. For real, the Internet came together on this in a way that makes me so happy for the human race. There might be hope after all. Anyway, the Internet came together and showed this new app for the open season for online abuse mechanism that it is. And this got the founders all in a tizzy, because they couldn’t understand why people have an issue with this. It was made even more amusing when they were asking the Internet how they can block comments on their Facebook page. The irony of that is palpable indeed.
But it gets better. After taking days of the Internet’s ire, the women behind this app decided to come out with a defense of their work and why it was made. It was a letter on their company website. Here’s a link to the site, now let’s talk about this letter.
An Ode to Courage: Innovators are often put down because people are scared and they don’t understand. We are bold innovators and sending big waves into motion and we will not apologize for that because we love you enough to give you this gift.
Wow. What heroes you are. You are doing something so great for the world. Creating an app where pretty much anyone can say whatever they want about you, so long as they don’t put it below two stars. I could give a five-star rating to someone, and say that I think it’s so great that they have sex with children. I can do that. All positive reviews are immediately put up. Do you not see how this will be abused? Then there’s that little issue with how you have taken money from a government entity, and you won’t disclose who it’s come from. For people who are already being spied on, you don’t think that there is some conflict of interest? The Internet likes its anonymity. Your app is looking to take that away. What’s more, anyone who has your cell phone number can make an account for you. Doxxing, anyway? You don’t see why people have a problem with this? You’re the victims? Unreal.
We know you are amazing, special, and unique individuals and most likely would never shout that from the rooftops. The people who know you will though…they choose to be around you and in your life and support you even when you don’t like yourself.
We have come so far as a society but in a digital world we are becoming so disconnected and lonely. You deserve better and to have more abundance, joy, and real authentic connections.
Which you can get on our app, where anyone can post whatever lies they want about you, so long as they don’t go below two stars. And even if they do, two stars or lower and its not posted for a couple days. But who is just going to constantly check to see if there are pending negative criticisms of you? Days will go by and people will find that someone posted that they like to blow up cats with M80s. You can get our app and feel more connected than ever, when people come on and endlessly harass whoever they don’t like. It’s Jenny McDermott’s wet dream! (Sorry, couldn’t stop myself. I promise that’s the last one)
You deserve to make better decisions with more information to protect your children and your biggest assets. You have worked so hard to get the reputation you have among the people that know you.
A reputation that someone can destroy however they see fit. Because who would abuse this app, right?
As innovators we want to make your life better and have the opportunity to prove how great it feels to be loved by so many in a public space. We are a positivity app launching in November 2015. Whether you love us or our concept or not; we still welcome everyone to explore this online village of love and abundance for all.
Are these people just ignorant of how the Internet is? Do they just not realize that the shit-talking will begin almost-immediately after it goes live? Do they not understand that people basically suck and will look for any reason to bad-mouth anyone, for whatever reason? Do they live in some San Fransisco SJW hugbox that tells them how great they are all the time? Or are they trying to convince people that there is a reality which simply doesn’t exist. The moment that you give a tool to people where they can be horrible to another person, they will. And Spirits help the poor bastard who has to man the reporting system when people start this insanity game. They will be swamped, 24/7. Bet you that their servers crash before they can get to them all.
The simple reality is that this is never going to be a thing. The people of the Internet like their anonymity. It’s the reason that I use the name that I have here. When I first saw that Facebook was a thing, I knew that people would start watching that to learn about other people. Honestly, I think that even the garden-variety troll isn’t going to like this, because all it takes is one person who digs up your data to make you an account, and then you are in there. Permanently. There is no way to remove yourself from the app once you are on it. And these people don’t get why anyone would have a problem with them and their work? Unreal.
Maybe they can use what is happening to them as a way to understand that the Internet is not some place of love and kindness. I am still amazed that they legitimately believe that.
Until next time, a quote,
“This one is metal and machine, and his his mind concluded. This one is but flesh and faith, and is the more deluded.” -Gravemind, Halo 2