I often feel like I must be from another planet.
I visit here (and a number of other places around the web) and I look at what's "trending" and what the most popular articles are about.
Celebrities getting arrested for being drunk. Celebrities having babies. The same old political rhetoric, part 3,983,546,735. Who got "voted off the island" or "sent home."
Frankly, I don't care. I spent some time looking around for some articles or posts I actually felt like reading. About anything I might find interesting... I more or less failed. I guess I am just not "light and fluffy" enough to hang with mainstream interests and opinions.
I don't get the sense anyone is actually writing "articles" on Gather, anymore... Or if they ARE, those articles get buried somewhere on page 43, because reading about some celebrity licking a telephone pole is evidently more "interesting" than reading something that's actually useful. Or interesting. Or entertaining.
Sometimes it distresses me how the world seems to be regressing ever more towards the lowest common denominator. I thought we were supposed to be evolving, not DEvolving.