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What do you find to be "over-rated"?

Here's your chance to tell us what things are totally over-rated in your opinion.
It could be an idea, or a brand, or a vacation spot....anything at all.

Do tell.......


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Thank you for participating in this little whimsical conversation about over-rated things.
Lots of food for thought from some of you......thank you!

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    May 8 2013: REGARDING: What do you find to be "over-rated"?
    I think the permanent (“immortal”) nature and the impression that “the internet is forever” is way over-rated.
    While it is true that the "delete-button" does not always delete, and things do endure, the permanence itself is sometimes over-hyped.
    (Of course people do need to know about the dangers of careless flippancy,
    and the internet may have potential for evolving powers that become aggressively encroaching and more and more over-reaching, with growing data-bases of stereotypes, profiles, analysis, etc.
    -even upon those who don't even use the internet or a cell-phone, technology, etc.)

    Sure, uploads, postings and tweets can be saved, mirrored onto servers, archived, copied, spread, etc. long after we either loose consciousness, or find a new consciousness, or reinvent ourselves, or just become something more than we were when we made our first marks. Others may even continue to keep them alive in blogs, commentary, dead links, etc. Things do tend to ripple-out on the digital pond. The point is: The internet is NOT stone, but it is an ever changing and dynamic form itself.
    What goes into the “cloud” may not always remain in the cloud because, like all clouds, they blow about and change and sometimes disappear.
    Who has not been annoyed at one time or another by a "Page Not Found" or a "dead-link" that goes nowhere?
    Meanwhile, some of what is out there at any given time is useful, etc.

    These remarks were inspired by the TED talk:
    Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo
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      May 8 2013: John, thank you for your contribution, and expounding on your thoughts.
      You have given us alot to think about.

      Thanks again.

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