Milo Yiannopoulos explains how to tell whether you’re a trailblazing social media maven.
Are you an internet “visionary”? There’s a simple answer to that question. No, you’re fucking not.
Not because you put it in your own Twitter bio, not because you have a high Klout score, and not because someone famous once retweeted a witty aperçu you stole from someone cleverer and better educated than you.
Someone once described me as a visionary in a press release. After I’d stopped laughing, I was furious. I mean, what if people thought that’s how I’d chosen to be called?
What kind of a person describes themselves in this way? Because people do. Lots of them. Look around. This hideously self-regarding habit of auto-praise has got to be the single most nauseating thing on the internet. Why do people do it?
Here is a live feed of everyone on Twitter who describes themselves as a “visionary” in their own bio, created with the amazing Datasift. Users are tagged “loser”, “wannabe” or “real thing” based on the number of Twitter followers they have.
But let’s be honest: there are only losers here. Go forth and abuse. Because these people deserve to suffer.