Did I mention I was a LOST fan?
But do you know what I am not a fan of? Self-serving, long-winded, uncreative, poorly produced LOST podcasts.
OMG. If you want to know the problem with easy-to-access social media and easy-to-use technology, start with LOST podcasts.
For the record, there are some very good LOST podcasts out there that I listen to religiously, like "God Loved Jacob". And then there are the hundreds that absolutely suck the life out of you.
Imagine a room of 6-8 drunks sitting around a living room coffee table loudly talking over each other, swearing like sailors, giggling like schoolgirls and spewing one ridiculous thought after the next. Or imagine a dull, annoying, mindless nincompoop droning on and on in a monotone voice without ever saying an interesting or enlightening thing. Now multiply that by 200 and label it the LOST Podcast of the Week.
Don't believe me?
Try to spend more than five minutes listening to any one of these without reaching for the sharpest pencil you can find to jam into your ears:
What Katy Said
The Cranky Fanatic
Keys to Lost
While the nice thing about the Internet and social media and easy-to-use technology is that virtually anyone can get involved. Virtually anyone can produce a video or a podcast or an MP3 file and post it online for the world to see or hear or both.
But the truly unfortunate thing about the Internet and social media and easy-to-use technology is that virtually anyone can get involved.
I believe there is an old saying to cover such situations: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
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