Today’s Headline That Made Me Fear for the Future of Humanity

So, I spent yet another long day at work, stumbled home exhausted, ate half a box of Wheat Thins, cracked open the laptop to see what the world had been up to while I was being productive, and I was greeted with this:

3% of Twitter’s Servers Dedicated to Justin Bieber

Well, crap. There’s a new front runner for “Headline that would’ve sounded most like it was in a foreign language 20 years ago.” Do you have any credible-sounding quotes to penetrate the fog of disbelief that surrounds me?

From “a guy who works at Twitter”:

“At any moment, Justin Bieber uses 3% of our infrastructure. Racks of servers are dedicated to him.”

The way I choose to look at this, really, is this is exactly what Twitter was designed for. It’s the Andy Warhol of technology–a perfect engine for regurgitating the zeitgeist. And if all you’ve got is 140 characters, we shouldn’t look for anybody to be summarizing Proust

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