The Internet giveth and the Internet taketh away. While entities as diverse as Grumpy Cat and Beyoncé have been elevated to god-like status thanks to the Internet, innumerable people, places, and things have been brought low by the web. Many targets of the Internet’s ire certainly deserve it. The Internet allows the world to speak truth to power with a far-reaching megaphone. How you feeling this week #MyNYPD?
Just as often as the Internet doles out the right amount of mockery and scorn, they go overboard. The hashtags pile up. The rewteets are retweeted and we’re left feeling like maybe digital burning at the stake was a bit too harsh of a punishment for a poorly worded tweet. This list could go on for days, but we’ll start with 18 Things The Internet is Way Too Hard On.