Do you know what I hate most on the internet — besides birther conspiracy websites?
I hate Yahoo Answers.
It’s like the slowest people in the world decided to crowdsource the most awful questions in the history of mankind — and Yahoo Answers was born.
I’m all for democracy, but now Facebook is encouraging you to ask questions and solicit answers among your friends — a mouthbreathing ex-boyfriend from college, your friend’s ugly husband, and some kid you knew in Kindergarten.
Facebook says, “Learn from people in the know and the friends who know you best.”
If I want to learn from the people I know, why wouldn’t I just post a question on my wall? And for the record, most of the people in my life don’t know shit. That’s why I like them. If I want smart answers, I’ll go talk to experts. If I want to have fun, I’ll hang out with my peeps.
And look at the questions that popped up on my screen.
OMFG. You’re asking me to caption a photo? Please.
So I poked around to look at the cat questions — a little more my thang — and they are equally stupid. Take a look at this one.
Is there some hipster meme about cats and commemorative plates? Because I missed that one. (Note: there’s this. But it’s old.)
Finally, I did a poll.
I like Facebook but these questions will give me an aneurysm.