There are so many reasons to love the humor site The Onion. Here is the latest, hot from its breaking news desk:
NEW YORK—While millions of young, tech-savvy professionals already use services like Facebook and Twitter to keep in constant touch with friends, a new social networking platform called Foursquare has recently taken the oh, fucking hell, can’t some other desperate news outlet cover this crap instead?
Hip city-dwellers nationwide are embracing the new, come to think of it, haven’t we used this photo for some other tech piece?
Launched last year, Foursquare is unique in that it not only allows users to broadcast their whereabouts, but also offers a number of built-in incentives, including some innovative new crap The New York Times surely has a throbbing hard-on for.
In fact, why don’t we just let them report on this garbage and call it a day?
“Foursquare is a little bit of everything—a friend-finder, a local city guide, an interactive mobile game,” said company cofounder Dennis Crowley, as if reading from the same tired script used by every one of these Web 2.0 or whatever-the-fuck-they’re-called startups. “But more than that, Foursquare is an [endless string of meaningless buzzwords we just couldn't bring ourselves to transcribe].”
Added Crowley, “[Who gives a shit].”
Read much more of this very funny made-up story here.