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(Reuters)   Amount of crap produced by amateurs will soon exceed the amount of crap produced by professionals on the web, Google says. Here's some more crap from an amateur to clog the tubes   ( divider line
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2006-11-16 03:34:04 PM  
including my crappy music video(s)!

long live the internet tubes..
2006-11-16 03:36:39 PM  
PS: they really mean porn.
2006-11-16 03:38:14 PM  
So--Great! Time for our Government to enact a bunch of laws restricting the Internets. Whaddya say?

Soon we'll have to apply for a special license to conform to minimum standards for Web-page building.

I mean, we can't have all this dangerous HTML, XML, Java running around unregulated. It might like hurt someone...
2006-11-16 03:38:33 PM  
That's kind of the point, isn't it?
2006-11-16 03:51:56 PM  
You don't think that happened a long time ago? I do.
2006-11-16 04:01:27 PM  
lordargent: PS: they really mean porn.

THAT happened LONG before the internet was around.. as soon as we had images on BBS's that figure was garunnnteeed. When the internet was public, we immediately uploaded what didn't take 2 weeks to upload.
2006-11-16 04:40:41 PM  
Can they do anything about the crap that pops up right on top of the article you're trying to read?
2006-11-16 04:41:34 PM  
The (3) craps in the headline has awoken my colon.
2006-11-16 04:44:00 PM  
I, for one, can not get enough of watching douchebags lip-syncing pop songs into webcams. It's the reason I haven't cancelled my DSL.
2006-11-16 04:44:06 PM  
"As the internet proves more invasive in home..."


"...consumers will start to see more....."


Yeah, the shiat is increasing Sherlock.
2006-11-16 04:44:07 PM  
MissAnnThrope: Can they do anything about the crap that pops up right on top of the article you're trying to read?

I think it's called Firefox.
2006-11-16 04:44:45 PM  
PegoTheJerk: THAT happened LONG before the internet was around.. as soon as we had images on BBS's that figure was garunnnteeed. When the internet was public, we immediately uploaded what didn't take 2 weeks to upload.

Ohh yea... there were BBS rings dedicated to swapping pictures of folks between folks as soon as things like scanners were decently affordable.
2006-11-16 04:45:02 PM  
FARK=part of the problem.

/yay, part of the problem.
2006-11-16 04:45:12 PM  
Isn't that a good thing?
2006-11-16 04:45:41 PM  
2006-11-16 04:40:41 PM MissAnnThrope [TotalFark]

Can they do anything about the crap that pops up right on top of the article you're trying to read?

I saw that kind of ad at Mercury News on an article about Google and their success. I wrote to them and told them how funny it was that everyone envies Google's success yet won't emulate their non intrusive advertisement. I then promised I would never be back to Mercury News, stating my annoyance with their ads. They wrote me back promising to send my message to their marketing department. I doubt it will do much but if we ALL do that, eventually they'll get the point.
2006-11-16 04:46:36 PM  
2006-11-16 04:47:23 PM  
"ohhhh... did I say 15 minutes? I meant seconds. My bad. Sorry."
[image from too old to be available]
2006-11-16 04:47:49 PM  
I'd be more interested in knowing at what point "professional" stuff ever passed amateur stuff. It was all amateur at the start, and I don't think commercial material ever did pass it.
2006-11-16 04:48:23 PM  
In the future, everything on the web will be a wiki or a blog.

/ and that means I'll be unemployed
// professional web crapper
/// sometimes C.R.A.P. is good
2006-11-16 04:49:33 PM  
what is Pamela Anderson's sex video count as ?
2006-11-16 04:51:09 PM  
I assumed this happened a long time ago. I know I've downloaded a lot more "kitty cat dance" and "super mario in 11 minutes" videos that I have actual movies.
2006-11-16 04:52:35 PM  
I knew this 5 years ago.

/"geocities could not find the page you were looking for..."
2006-11-16 04:53:47 PM  
krazydiamond: kitty cat dance

Do you mean "Cat, I'm a kitty-cat, and I dance dance dance"?

That was actually produced by Industrial Light and Magic for LucasFilm.
2006-11-16 04:54:05 PM  
10 years ago there was no professional crap on the web. Youtube consisted solely of a bootleg copy of The Spirit of Christmas, and we liked it.
2006-11-16 04:54:30 PM  
PS: they really mean porn.

One can only hope.
Its always hotter when you don't know/remember her name

2006-11-16 04:57:43 PM  
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2006-11-16 04:58:03 PM  
Wow! That was some up-to-the minute reporting.

/In other news, the MySpace is dangerous.
2006-11-16 05:01:42 PM  
Im in ur intarnet...cloggin ur tubes...
2006-11-16 05:03:37 PM  
The biggest problem with the tubes is there are not enough ads. I'm tired of finding what I'm looking for and not being bombarded by ads. It is time we put a stop to this. In fact I think you should be legally required to view and read all the ads on a site before you see any content. And if you view an ad enough times you should HAVE to buy that product at a low low super value price.

/have several ad block programs on my home computer
//mute the tv for every commercial
2006-11-16 05:04:50 PM  
CSA956 that was farking painful
2006-11-16 05:10:58 PM  
Stop clogging the tubes!!!
2006-11-16 05:13:35 PM  
How in the world did this article get posted with headline that does not reference porn even implicitly.

I'm very disappointed.
2006-11-16 05:28:25 PM  
but how will this affect my own personal internet?


Soon we'll have to apply for a special license to conform to minimum standards for Web-page building.

ohhh god, i wish.
2006-11-16 05:29:25 PM  
im in ur interwebz and im writin' ur content
2006-11-16 05:34:28 PM  
"Honey, I swear, I won't put these videos on the internet, I'll keep them to myself"
2006-11-16 05:34:39 PM  
Well when the 'professional' material consists of freeze dried assload like Bionce, Ja Rule, and Autoslave it stands to reason that those of us who can create but don't appeal to billion dollar vampiric industries have a medium with which to share our art.
2006-11-16 05:35:01 PM  
Gunter glieben glauchen globen

man, I've been singing that all week for some reason.

nobody at work knows what the hell I'm talking about.
2006-11-16 05:36:36 PM  
There is probably an insufficient amount of Burrows on the Intarwub.
2006-11-16 05:37:46 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

Farking amateurs.
2006-11-16 05:41:17 PM  
What I really like about this trend is the occasional gem you can find that has better writing and better casting than the professional stuff. Although the production quality is usually lower, I'd rather see blurry, but funny comedy, than watch another hour of anything from Hollyweird. I'm thinking of doing my own "Nightly News" video blog, because I seriously can't stand the news lately. There's no substance there anymore.

How many of you would watch me doing a nightly news broadcast that actually requires some intelligence to watch? I'm thinking something like Meet the Press or , but shorter, like 5-10 minutes max. Good idea or no?
2006-11-16 06:14:10 PM  
speaking of which....
2006-11-16 06:27:37 PM  
Let me also chime in with "uh, wasn't it always?"

It certainly was in the beginning, when businesses were bumbling around trying to figure out a way to make money off this intarwebs thingy and meanwhile a kajillion Deanna Troy fan pages were cluttering Geocities.

I remember when companies were somewhat reluctant to be on the web because they didn't see the point, largely because secure e-commerce wasn't in place yet, and it seemed unlikely that anyone would buy stuff over the internet. Then once they got a web presence they had to be reminded to keep it up to date and to put their URL on their promotional materials. For a long while it was an afterthought.

Yeesh, I remember seeing my first banner ad.

Also we wore onions on our belts because it was the fashion in those days.
2006-11-16 06:36:08 PM  
are they talking about 'legal' profesionally produced material? because I would assume that most of the stuff on the internet is done by amateurs (this post for example; it might look professional, but don't be fooled, I do this as a hobby). Most of the profesional stuff is on TV and the rest of the media.

Of course if you count all the piracy then sure.
2006-11-16 06:36:42 PM  
Am I the only one who read "amateurs" as "hamsters?"
2006-11-16 07:12:04 PM  
Most amateurs and hacks don't think they're hacks. Take the Daily Mainichi for example. Ryan Connell is a slut. 99% of what they write is pure garbage, stolen from other non-reputable sources. But they put it online, it makes it to Fark, and people get the wrong idea about Japan. It's the same everywhere, if it's written down, it must be true. I'm not an expert, but I play one in real life. The dudes posting crap on their blogs believe it's true, and it wouldn't matter what an 'expert' would say.
2006-11-16 10:30:26 PM  
From the article, concerning how many bloggers there are in France:

"French people like to express their opinions, and I think it's a good thing! What is a society without people wanting to express themselves?" he said.

This reminds me of a time when I found myself in Toulouse, France, with a very urgent need to "express myself," due to whatever I had eaten for breakfast. I "expressed myself" in a train station toilet, which had not been particularly clean when I entered, and was considerably less so when I left.

I also fondly recall eating a chocolate-filled croissant for breakfast in Carcasonne one morning, and "expressing myself" in the parking lot of the train station in Avignon later that same morning.

France, the home of self-expression.

Teh internest: the home of self-lubrication.
2006-11-17 12:34:06 AM  
Ric Romero reports that almost 100% of computer game players are amateurs.
2006-11-17 05:28:23 AM  
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