I've been on the internet for a while. I remember when the internet was just filled with a bunch of hobby sites for people who loved doing niche things. These days though, the internet is a part of our entire culture as a society. That said, does it ever bug you when you see internet memes acted out by people in real life? Specifically, people of the older generation who didn't exactly have the internet when they were growing up. I mean it takes me a second to process elderly people singing and dancing to Psy - Gangnam Style
; or even seeing it played and talked about on national television or older forms of media, like the radio. I mean MTV even invited Psy on one of their award shows, in a sad effort to stay relevant, even though MTV primarily doesn't play music videos anymore
and has been surpassed by internet video.
I really have to ask this because, am I the only one freaked out when older people start doing strange things they found on the internet?
I remember when the internet was mostly considered a nerdy thing to do, but that has really changed as time progressed and social media became more of a thing.
Also, my question is not just limited to older people, but people who don't primarily do anything tech related and are "average everyday" people. Everybody has a smart phone with internet in their pockets these days and I just gotta know
the opinions of some of you, cause I know Neowin is a very old community and I've been coming here for a while. (ignore my account registration)