It's a thread, lighten up.
Not sure if you've gotten to that point yet, but conversation and making friends is all about small talk, making fun of stuff etc.
Imperial X wrote an essay on this phenomena where he hates anime with any plot. In where he says that plot and all that is something he experiences every day and that he wants anime to be something mindless that he can relax and enjoy.
These online threads are just that. At the end of the day, I'm almost 700miles away from the nearest family, have two upcomming tests just as I finished taking another one, and have $xx,xxxx amount in debt and need to fill out paperwork here, network there, manage this, get the student government to approve that.
I come home from all that. I see a box with an SSD I just bought and its hilariously sucky. So sucky that it's amusing and that I just need to take pictures and put it online. That's it.
It's a way of escaping and making small talk with people. I love making Apple/Microsoft/Sony etc hate jokes that are mindless with non-techy friends. They don't get and don't care to know every explanation for why the rationale is wrong. And honestly, it doesn't matter. It's a way to talk, rage about something, find and connect with somebody. It's a way to take the pain away.
Sometimes I sit in my empty room, contemplating what it is that I'm doing. My friends have their lives going on, and I have mine. Take away those friends of mine - and oh how fragile friendship is - and I'm all alone. I'm in a cold place, trying to make a name for myself. There is pain every second of my day, but you know what breaks that pain? Excitement, and interaction. Excitement as I see the UPS guy pull up with my package. And laughter as I find out that one of the best SSD's of its class has some of the schittiest everything else I have ever seen.
Social networking, and interaction. It's a drug that everyone likes and needs.
I still understand you...
EDIT: My second favorite thing to do with a new purchase is to take photos and rant about etc etc. Most people I know simply do not understand or care. United States is great for employment and opportunities, but I only have a handful of people I actually care about.
Its fun to read your 'rants' aka complaints haha
Edited by Yazen - 2/24/14 at 7:43pm