The Internet has finally reached puberty. Since planting itself in practically all Western homes over the last fifteen years, it’s got to the stage where a whole generation has a new attitude towards their fellow people. It’s even got a film about one of its babies: The Social Network, “What’s next? Google the musical?” sneers Bill Maher. The problem is, the principles the Internet embraces, i.e. the Machiavellian machinations of modern capitalism, feed into that incredibly unhealthy Tory notion of individualism, where other humans are seen as objects to be feared:
This isn’t the only problem the World Wide Web has dumped on us though. The increased use of social media sites serve to make us addicted to pictures of our ex’s drunken rampages and less aware of what’s happening on a larger scale. Luckily, the outside world doesn’t matter much to the victims of Thatcher but if we don’t get a grip then we’re probably going to be Con-Demned forever. Cue This Just In, a brand new site from Channel 4 and Zeppotron (Charile Brooker’s production agency). Labelled as an ‘online comedy service’, This Just In is home to videos, features and most importantly up to date news in that soundbite form of 140 characters.
This Just In promises wit and politics from some of the best and emerging British comedy talent, including Spak Whitman’s wry raps:
Then there’s the daily news bullet in the from dashing CGI news presenter Justin…