Why Don't You Marry It?

Friday, November 02, 2007


On the occasion of a new Zogby poll of internet users/lovers, Bob muses on an unlikely romance in 1’s and 0’s.

Comments [4]

Johan Strandberg from Santa Clara, CA

I love this little mini rant about the Internet. Ending it with the snippet of music just wrapped it up perfectly.

> If you like surfing on YouTube, playing poker ‘til dawn,
> if you dig Paris Hilton or the skankiest porn,
> if your life starts at midnight, like some freak in a cape
> then I'm the love that you look for. Log on and escape.

Was that something you did just for this piece, or is there a source?

And yes, I would probably sign up for the implant. Just for the articles you understand! No, seriously, if all I could get was the ability to do instant google searches I would be there just like that. (Well, let a few truly fanatic [expendable?] geeks try first for medical side effects, then I'll line up...)

Nov. 09 2007 06:13 PM
Zac Echola from Fargo, ND

I'm reminded of the ze frank song, Online all the time: http://www.zefrank.com/social_2.mp3

Nov. 04 2007 03:08 PM
Faedra from Knoxville TN

I loved this! Two of my sisters are married because of online dating. I tried it and am insistant that the old fashion get out there and meet someone face to face is the way to go. I guess I should try again since now the internet itself is horning in on my chances of finding a mate. lol

Nov. 04 2007 11:18 AM
Andrew Sleeth from Raleigh, North Carolina

Twenty-four percent is no groundswell of endorsement for Internet relationships, Bob. That leaves an overwhelming 76 percent of us to stump for the merits of good ol' fashioned, face-to-face human interaction ... for which there is no substitute.
Even if the World Wide Web isn't the cause of what ails us, it is most assuredly NOT the "remedy" either, no matter what spin you put on the Zogby numbers. What the "virtual world" is is an enabler; just one of countless options available to help the socially fractured souls of the world -- which we apparently have in a proportion of about one adult in four -- persevere in their loneliness. But of course, I can personally testify that writing this makes me feel not one bit closer to you, although it has certainly occupied my mind for a few minutes.
I'll count on you to drop by sometime, Bob, so we can discuss it further over coffee.

Nov. 03 2007 10:37 AM

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