Can't seem to keep up with Youtube videos that I want to watch - my watch later playlist has like 250+ videos on it and I currently have like 20 tabs open with Youtube videos that I know if I add them to my watch later playlist I'll never watch them since the backlog is too big already and I'll lose interest by the time I got to them. Never have time to even start to look at Netflix and I'm a subscriber. When I log onto Facebook I literally can never get to the end of my newsfeed, all the posts from friends, all the posts from groups I belong to, etc....it never ends. All the information that I want at my finger tips is there. What friend is eating what for what meal today... Who's kid has a broken leg... That chronic complainer, what are they complaining about now... I have video games that I bought several years ago that I haven't even started, same with movies. Everyone that I know personally thinks I'm good with computers and tech in general, but I feel like I struggle to keep my knowledge of everything up to snuff. Playing an online game and trying to stay competitive in it when it's you vs the world is really taxing... And then trying to keep up with all my hobbies.... It's like AAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! SYSTEM OVERLOAD!!!!!!!
Anyone else feel the same way that we're in an information and entertainment overload era?
Absolutely - no question about it. It's probably a good idea for many ppl to scale it down a notch and dedicate a couple of days a week to avoiding technology (like Spielberg suggested through the main protagonist in the movie "Ready Player One"). lol
It's good for your health too. Studies have shown that spending a few hours a week surrounding yourself with greenery (going to the park, etc.) lowers your blood pressure.
Just impose limits for yourself. You don't have to see and play everything. Just ask yourself: "Do I really, really want to know what this person is showing me?" If the answer is no, just skip it, after a while you won't even miss it anymore. I feel this is especially true for Facebook and youtube. I stick to a few certain internet entertainment providers, like Kevin Smith, Redlettermedia, Zero Punctuation, Racingfail and the Angry Video Game Nerd (and the movies he reviews) so there's enough time left for watching actual movies (and series), which I feel deserve my attention more than just regular people spouting bullshit on youtube.
I don't (really) do Facebook and use no other form of social media because in the end, I don't feel like I'm missing much.
I don't need to see every new movie and series just because they're easily available nowadays. More and more I find myself selecting them beforehand and only going for the ones that really interest me. Sure, I might miss some good ones but overall I have enough experience by now to be a pretty good judge of whether or not something might be for me or not so I rarely feel like I've wasted my time. I don't need to see anything based on yound adult literature anymore, have seen enough (jumpscare) ghost movies, don't bother with just about any American CGI animated movies, etc
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With so much new stuff out there its been difficult to keep up on everything. When I was a teen I watched movies constantly but now I have a million hour backlog. I see 10% of what is new. Doesn't help that I find superheros boring and every new movie is about superheros it seems.
For years I meant to go back and play Oblivion with a ton of mods. I spent a good long while getting it modded. Put about 2 hours into the game and got distracted.
I have been a huge fan of the Thief series since the original demo in 1998(side note the 20 year anniversary is November 30th and a bunch of anniversary missions are being released on ttlg.com). There are dozens and dozens of fan missions I have never played. Every couple years I will play 1 or 2 but that isn't enough to make a dent. Not even counting The Dark Mod which isn't Thief proper but is basically the same thing made with the Doom 3 engine.
The amount of user created content out in the world is completely insane. I'm not sure how anyone could realistically believe they can keep up with it. A few years back I remember reading that there are thousands of hours worth of video loaded into YouTube each day. There is no way you can fit even a small percentage of new content in every day. Just live your life, what other people are doing isn't as important as what life you're living for yourself.
BT: I guess I came to the wrong place for those...
Aug 13, 2017 22:04:20 GMT
Ronhel: Yeah no brains left here
Aug 14, 2017 19:53:26 GMT
Cop: My brain is in my penis, it sucks right out, go on, give it a try...
Aug 16, 2017 19:16:27 GMT
Cop: I asked a Chinese girl for her number. She said, "Sex! Sex! Sex! Free sex tonight!" I said, "Wow!" Then her friend said, "She means 666-3629."
Oct 21, 2017 17:27:06 GMT
Zombie: So did you get the free sex?
Oct 23, 2017 1:18:04 GMT
Ronhel: We all want to know??
Oct 23, 2017 16:57:20 GMT
Cop: There is no such thing as free sex.
Oct 24, 2017 16:17:42 GMT
sj: Not true for all men, such as the actor who plays Thor (Hemsworth?). Last time I went to a movie, the Thor trailer was playing and the girls sitting one row over were having a conversation about him.
Oct 24, 2017 21:00:28 GMT
Ronhel: They talked about him so that was free sex? Damn I'm missing something here.
Oct 29, 2017 17:39:43 GMT
sj: Sure, they talked about how sexy they think he is - about his arms, etc. Seems to common regarding famous Actors, singers, sports pros, etc. Don't think good looks are required tho - they seem to throw themselves at men who they perceive as alpha males.
Nov 2, 2017 18:59:24 GMT
sj: Ironically, Hemsworth (or his character) talks about this topic (women throwing themselves at him) in one of the movies (Rush) he starred in.
Nov 2, 2017 19:01:47 GMT
Cop: Harvey Weinstein is currently paying for all that supposedly free sex he got in the '90s. Spacey's too. Like I said, no such thing as free sex.
Nov 5, 2017 15:46:47 GMT
sj: Certainly, if a man messes around too much with many women and especially if he abuses his position, it'll probably come back to bite him. I never meant to say or imply that there are some men who can do anything they want.
Nov 5, 2017 19:07:26 GMT
Svperstar: I ordered pizza last week and it got here in like 25 minutes, later I got an email that said "Sorry you pizza was so late here is a code for a free pizza on us". Score.
Jun 25, 2018 1:37:23 GMT
Svperstar: Daylight savings time turned the alarm on my phone off. Come on Samsung, the S9+ is a "flagship" You can do better then that.
Nov 5, 2018 16:16:21 GMT