I still don't have as many followers on twitter as Kanye West. I don't have as many friends on facebook as my 50 year old aunt. I don't have a project on kickstarter that has been funded 500,000 dollars in twenty days. No amazing photo albums or articles that have been linked to more than once. According to the internet, I am less successful than a squirrel on water-skies. Mini-water-skies no less. Now maybe if I went water-skiing in a squirrel outfit I would approach some degree of popularity but even so I doubt people would get the irony. I'm Andy Ollove, just another anonymous internet-user.
There is some peace in knowing that only a small portion of the world has a moderately identifiable presence on the internet and I rank happily in the bottom, away from the persecution. It's sort of the same way I figured that my man-member is average size, by comparing it to all them greek statues at the museums. The internet more or less proves that I fall right in the middle of the bell-curve. And it's not so much a bad place to be, safe among the masses.
The internet can be something of a harrowing world, but for that matter, the real world can be pretty harrowing too. The only thing that's different with the internet is now you can peek into so many different households and they all seem a little more tempting than our own. Like damn, I should be that dude with his macbook because he makes his life seem so much radder than mine. But, really, he's still just a dude at a keyboard.
oh man, I forgot I was writing this. I was off looking at a blog and was thinking man, I can do that.
Anyways, I'm pretty sure there is a disconnect between the way people present themselves on the internet and the way they really are. I'll research this and get back to you. As of yet, it is unverified.