what if websites can talk

what would it say?

.

oh hey! look at me!

i’ll make it easy

for you

to consume me

better yet

less words

more pics

no clicks

just scroll

.

you look like you need a good distraction

.

are you looking for something?

of course you are.

.

you wanna kill time?

i can help you with that.

.

you seem like you want some connection

don’t we all?

.

here look at this

a new insta post

a new tweet

it’s neverending

check back in a sec

.

like

like

like

.

favorite

favorite

favorite

.

even better

retweet

repost

.

yeah! now you’re getting social

.

whatever you do

don’t look up

don’t look away

stay here

.

you like flashy

oh i can get real flashy for you

.

i know you have a pretty short attention span

don’t worry, i’ll give you bite-size

that’s all you can handle, right?

.

you need a pick me up?

get social!

see the pink hearts?

they like you!

dopamime

dopamime!

.

oh what?

no hearts?

don’t worry

just check back 30 seconds later

or better yet

play the game!

why don’t you like back?

that might help!

.

of course i’m gonna get your hopes up

.

of course i’m going to make you

feel like you need something

so i can give it to you

(like a good drug dealer)

.

of course we’re not gonna say

you’re addicted to me.

.

i mean i am built around an addiction model

but let’s not go there

.

you want to feel less alone right?

you want to feel like you have some control right?

.

of course i’m going to distract you

from your real world problems

of course i’m gonna make it easy for you

to feel like you have some control over your life

just one-click buy

just scroll down

just swipe

.

go down the rabbithole

.

feels so good

in the moment

.

don’t stop

oh yeah

keep on going

.

go ahead

whatever you do

don’t look up

.

..

 

if you think about it

it’s so fucking crazy

.

we have this incredible tool

called the internet

and how do we use it?

.

we use it to distract ourselves

we use it to feed our impulses

we use it to feed our egos

we use it

(or is it using us?)

we use it

in very

unfruitful

and

unconscious

ways

.

it’s essentially not productive

.

it’s a fucking game

where you will always lose

your money

and/or

your time

.

and somehow we bought into it

because it makes us feel good

.

so

how much longer

are we going to play this game?

.

so what am i proposing?

that we boycott the internet?

of course not.

.

I believe that that Internet is an incredible tool

 

that’s being misused

 

to keep up distracted from the point.

.

I believe that the Internet

has the potential

to create positive change.

.

I believe that the Internet can

help us connect and create

something incredible

on a global level.

.

I believe the Internet

has the potential

to help us see

to help us heal

to help us grow.

.

I believe the Internet is feminine.

.

She keeps on growing

She keeps on creating

She is here to stay

She will never go away.

.

I believe that the Internet is the mirror to our world.

.

It reflects back to us our thoughts, our actions, our desires.

.

I believe what we create with the Internet will come back to us.

.

So what do we want to create?

What do we want to put in the world?

.

Please say truth, beauty, and freedom.

.

What do they want to feed?

.

Please say our hearts and souls

 

.

 

So this is that.

.

This is my attempt

 

To use the Internet

 

To create

something meaningful

something fruitful

something that can reach your heart

something that can speak to your soul

something that can inspire you

to change

the way

we connect with the Internet

And each other.

.

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