You know the world's messed up when...

November 14, 2011 5:34pm CST
...you discover that a do-nothing waste of space like Kim Kardashian has more Twitter followers than the President of the United States. How does something like that happen in a world full of supposedly intelligent creatures (i.e. humans)?
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• United States
14 Nov 11
And I thought Paris Hilton was stupidly famous. I think people have more time on their hands than they have sense.
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@GardenGerty (97960)
• United States
15 Nov 11
Probably right there. I have accounts at both Facebook and Twitter but until they pay me, I will not use them a whole lot, except to create some buzz about a bzz agent campaign or something like that. When I post stuff on Gather if I remember to do it I post it to FB and to Twitter. I dropped Linked in When I started getting spam invites from non existent people, about fifty to a hundred a day. I do not have time for that, either.
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15 Nov 11
50 people a day? Yikes! I've only had two invites from people I've never heard of on LinkedIn. 50 a day is completely crazy!
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@GardenGerty (97960)
• United States
15 Nov 11
Some really funky names as well. I had lots of the last name Salazar, I believe. Like Yolanda, and Yuri, and Anastasia. Then of course there were a lot of funny and unusual first names, like Vladimir, twice in one day, once he was a Salazar and another time someone else and then Victor. Oh, and Zelda. It got really funny when it would be first name one culture last name another culture. Non existent people, by the way.
@maharlikah (1045)
• Philippines
15 Nov 11
Who is she? Heheh I know even know her. Her or Him? Wait I'll check.................... Oh, she's beautiful. I'll be reading that article after this post.
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• Philippines
15 Nov 11
She has 11,297,471 twitter followers so far...and pres Obama only have 11,102,296
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15 Nov 11
She's like Paris Hilton - famous for being famous. She's what used to be called a debutante: the rich daughter of a rich family who spends her time doing pointless, stupid stuff to be popular and famous. She adds absolutely nothing to society (and in my opinion detracts enormously from important things), produces nothing and, as far as I can see, doesn't even think on a regular basis. I don't find her (or Hilton) attractive, as it happens, but that's a personal thing.
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
15 Nov 11
she is a spoiled little rich girl who either got married to make a quick buck or is genuinely not very smart to get married on a whim (sorry folks, being married for 24 years and engaged for 2 years before that, i think i know a thing or two about being married!)
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15 Nov 11
It was obviously a press stunt (or she's congenitally not smart). Married for 72 hours, files for divorce and the guy only finds out about it when she starts giving press conferences? If that isn't doing stupid stuff for publicity, I don't know what is.
@sjvg1976 (18380)
• Delhi, India
15 Nov 11
Hello SpikeTheLobster, I am not a follower of anyone from both. It happens as people like celebraties more than others but i beleive people are intelligent.
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Nov 11
sjvg uh some people are intelligent,well no most are, but some people really are not . I can understand liking some really great celebrities but most are not great at all.
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• Canada
15 Nov 11
I think your confusion stems from the fact that your are operating from a false premise -- that most humans are intelligent! :P
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15 Nov 11
Aha! You found the hole in the argument...
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
15 Nov 11
Not one of the followers and have no intention to be one of them!!!hehe...(^^)
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15 Nov 11
Me either. Then again, given Ms. Kardashian's... um... prominent posterior, I suppose it'd be better to follow than to have to stand next to her and listen.
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@inertia4 (27605)
• United States
15 Nov 11
I just had to laugh at this very much. I have to agree with you one hundred percent. Great post.
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• India
15 Nov 11
Corollary: We tend to assume a certain uses of intelligence. Looking at what intelligent people actually do, modify the perception.
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• United States
15 Nov 11
Your right that is sad, but unfortunately the world is filled with many stupid people who claim to be intelligent. Now I'm not talking about education here, but just plain old common sense. Apparently people today no longer have that or if they do they fail to use it.
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@sid556 (31006)
• United States
15 Nov 11
Hi Spike, It's really not all that surprising. There are so many people that would much rather focus on other people's drama and personal lives than that of their own or issues that really might matter. Ridiculous isn't it?
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
15 Nov 11
but then again it might 1 person having many a/c being extremely optimistic today...
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
15 Nov 11
* could be
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15 Nov 11
LOL, can you imagine how long it'd take to create 11 million Twitter accounts?
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
15 Nov 11
some people have too much time on their hands a few weeks ago I read someone said he/she made over 100 FB a/c with pics and all imagine each person makes 100 twitter a/c
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@GardenGerty (97960)
• United States
15 Nov 11
I think the majority of people who follow any kind of celebrity, including a political one, could better spend their time elsewhere. I do admit that there is more to be learned and probably less entertainment value following the Prez. I bet he does not tweet as often as KK and he does not have her looks either.
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15 Nov 11
You don't think Obama would look lovely in a low-cut evening gown?
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@GardenGerty (97960)
• United States
15 Nov 11
No, he is just not voluptuous enough. You know that mental image is rather disturbing.
15 Nov 11
Hehehe, sorry. I couldn't resist.
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@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
15 Nov 11
To be honest if someone will ask me to pick one of them i will pick her too.Who cares about the President of the US ? Or any other president ?
15 Nov 11
But people didn't have to pick either... they could have picked really interesting people like me or you. The scary thing is that over 11.5 million people actively and consciously CHOSE to follow a useless airhead. At least a President has a purpose.
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
15 Nov 11
I am not that interesting and i am not using twitter,i have an account there but i hate that website and i hate facebook too.I am not interested to read "updates" from people and i am not interested to keep them updated.I am not interested to visit the websites they are suggesting and i am not interested to make them visit the websites i am suggesting.Simply these things are not for me. But i will go there now and i will follow the president of UK
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Nov 11
hi spike and what makes you think that humans are all intelligent? I mean those who eat up that drivel about Paris Hilton and all her sleazy ways and that oh so picked on Lindsey Lohan, poor thing just because she walked out a a high class jewelery'store wearing a zillion dollar necklace, why they want to call her a thief? shame on them,not.I would not give two pennies for either one of these two twits.yet people go ape over those two and many others just like them.Is it because their money lets them do crap the rest of us would be jailed for for an indeterminate time?Are some of us jealous of them? What ever for I ask myself. both of them have done nothing to help anyone,least of all Paris Hilton so why all the adulation? its the same thing that makes people followers of Kim Kardashain on Twitter I myself do not belong to twitter. My table mate Steve asked me what twitter was and I told him since I am not a member of Twitter I do not know anything about Twitter except I gather its another social network. So I can only guess they tweet a lot like social gathering of birds
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15 Nov 11
Lohan's another case entirely, IMHO. She's obviously got priority issues. I remember her saying she just wanted attention (years ago). Doing daft things like not turning up for court dates (or whatever it was she did recently) just adds to her level of ridiculousness. Unlike KK and Hilton, she needs a bit of therapy to sort herself out, then she'd have something to contribute. I mean, she's not an awful actress. Not quite.
@curmont (343)
• United States
14 Nov 11
This is a phenomenon I will never understand but as a culture we seem to have fascination with people that have no real value as human beings. It seems that these people will always be big business as there is an endless supply of women who want to be just like them and men who aspire to have women who look just like them.
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15 Nov 11
Precisely. I mean, I can understand the fact that both Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber have over 15 million followers - music is an international language, after all (even if I think they both suck, pretty much) - but KK? How does she add any kind of value to life? Quite the opposite, in my opinion.
@tech2d (338)
• United States
14 Nov 11
The saying goes the more technically advanced we become, the stupider we become. People like dim witted celebrities more than intelligence.
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15 Nov 11
Assuming the saying's correct, we must be incredibly advanced.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
15 Nov 11
oh, that's right. and Its like people are more concerned with the latest celebrity blind items or are more concerned with these nonsense than to know what the country is in for the next couple of years. You know the world is a mess when people would rather do facebook or follow strangers in twitters than work, or take care of their children... haha
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• Philippines
7 Dec 11
I know I don't follow Kim Kardashian on Twitter! Hehehe! Whew!