Tearing strips off Bitstrips - why your cartoons are stupid
JUST when you think it can't get any worse, Facebook finds a new way to bring out the stupid in people.
I think we're all sick of the incessant and mundane Facebook statuses most of our friends are guilty of.
The ones like 'Going to the movies', 'Hanging at home' and 'Going shopping'.
Yeah, you know what I'm talking about.
Just when I thought informative and funny status updates were starting to win the day, along came Bitstrips.
You may not know the name, but you'll definitely recgonise the artstyle.
They're those annoying cartoon strips of your friends that they've been posting all over Facebook this past week.
Basically you create a cartoon version of yourself - from the hair, eyes and nose right down to the wrinkles, build and clothing.
From there you can put your character in humorous situations with friends, loved ones, etc, and share them on Facebook for a giggle.
Bitstrips is nothing new. It's been around since December last year, but they've only just launched an iPhone app.
And it's been popular. Very popular.
But now it's time to stop.
This might be hard for you to read… but your cartoons just aren't that funny.
Especially when everyone is doing the exact same thing as you.
You're not standing out, you're blending in more than ever.
If you were the only one talented enough to draw these cute little cartoons of you and your better half then I'd be impressed.
But when you and several others post multiple cartoons in an hour, it gets old fast.
The problem with Bitstrips its giving power to those unimaginative and just plain boring status updates.
Now instead of reading about whenever someone's going to the shops, or the movies, or just hanging at home, I get it in an annoying cartoon form.
Oh, the joy.
What do you think of Bitstrips?
This poll ended on 31 October 2013.
It's great, I love it!
I hate it.
What's a Bitstrips?
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
All I can hope is that this is a passing fad, and like those invites to play Candy Crush and FarmVille, will bugger off after a week.
I believe this cartoon I found on Twitter sums my feelings towards Bitstrips perfectly:
Patrick Williams is the digital producer for the Sunshine Coast Daily.