Tell me about some things that you don’t like about technology: computers, phones, etc.

#1

I've been around since before the technology boom that started in the 80s. People have become poorly mannered and isolated. Technology, especially the internet, causes a tremendous amount of stress. It also has us to the point where we can't tolerate being bored anymore, which, believe it or not, is actually good for our minds. I could go on, but what's the point? The only feedback I'll get is a click on an emoji or a reply from a stranger who uses a handle, rather than their name.

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

If there was a problem back in the days people had to use their brain to solve it but now all you have to do is go on the internet and you don't even have to type it in if you tap on the mic.

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#2

The most annoying aspect of tech is when a program or operating system is "improved". Suddenly the program you were an expert at is now completely different. I worked in I.T. and a user would be so excited to get an "upgrade" to the next version of the software, then discover they couldn't get anything done.
I always wished they would include a "classic view" that would look like the familiar version, but had the functionality of the new version. A few versions of windows had that classic view feature and the clients loved it.

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Jon S.
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1 month ago

This is my bugbear, the way programs keep changing. I was a pro with PCs in my youth, my first job was in IT. But haven't been able to keep adapting to changes as fast as they happen. Learning a new way of working, often with new words for previously familiar functions, every 5 years is tasking. Not that I see a way around it. Although I have noticed several programs now have 'stable' versions that rarely get updated alongside the standard release so businesses can be confident their staff and files will work the same way over a long period of time.

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#3

The fact that even though it promises to save you time, we are getting more and more sucked into it, to a point where we do almost everything on them.

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

... and then you have no time to do real things because you are busy with your "time-saving" things.

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#4

Why are we still paying so much for WIFI? Better yet, why are we paying for WIFI at all??? It's literally in the air, there's no reason to pay for it. And while we're at it, for as much as we are paying for it why the f**k doesn't it work right all the time? Horrible.

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LC Greenwood
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1 month ago

100%!!! This is the WORST!

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#5

There are a few things like the rise in scammers, online bullying, the spread of misinformation and fake news and also the fact that it is constantly changing. So once I finally learn how to do something, it changes so I have to learn it all over again. And that is one of the reasons I am a bit of a technophobe.

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

YEP. I really get this one. In work we have a certain computer system (reports....) and like your self just as I get used to it they change it for security reasons.

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#6

*goes onto site with adblock* Site: NOOOO!1! You can't go on here with an adblock it's stupid and bad and stupid! Think of the children! Me: Ok. *disables adblock* Site, 0.00017 seconds after i disable adblock: *throws up 52 septillion pop-ups and a fullscreened video ad with audio at 194 decibels* PLAY UNDERWATER CHERNOBYL AMONG US SIMULATOR TODAY, A FREE MMORPG WHERE YOU CAN PLAY KNOCKOFF FARMVILLE AND COOK DANK 420 MEME PIZZAS FOR YUGE ANIME TI- *internet bandwidth chugs like the UP 4014 Big Boy*

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ekBar57
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1 month ago

LMAO "YUGE" HSKSKDJJDJF

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#7

The most annoying thing about technology is that I've become a product, and that my behavior and interests have become more interesting to companies than my privacy (and therefore my freedom), to companies that make billions by trying to trick me into sharing things that I don't want to share.

And that I now have to jump through all kinds of hoops to make sure that I stay anonymous, or at least share only that which I want to share. And that people keep encouraging these companies by continuing to use these so-called 'free' services and these so-called 'social' media.

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

I hate spam messages and junk mail. Everyone always wants something from you.

#8

Many say things through the phone or PC that they would never say in real life if they were standing right in front of you. So I guess the most annoying thing for me is that technology makes bullying and being mean to people much easier.

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

Agreed on this one and they get away with it!

#9

They removed Adobe Flash.

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Bobby Flavors
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1 month ago

still ticks me off.

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#10

People expecting you to be available to contact 24/7 and willing to give 3rd parties personal data for the sake of convenience/laziness.

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

I even have work emails sent to me at the weekends. When i get into the office on a Monday i spend most of my day going through them.

#11

The thing that I hate most is cyber bullying. It’s just so messed up that people would even think about doing something like that.

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purple boi
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1 month ago

I ABSOLUTELY H8 CYBER BULLYING( one on among us(idk if among us counts)i was playing as a night gaurd and william afton(not real him)and his family were saying" ShUt Up YoU aRe SoOoOo UgLy~" they were mean and the michael banned me(even tho i shoulda left the game but idc if he bannedme bc they all SUCK and im not sorry)

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#12

autocorrect,cyberbullying,and blocked games by the school.

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

Autocorrect has made my brain lazy on my spelling

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#13

When the power goes out most technology is useless.

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

My missus has always said what will people do if the technology crashes? How many people would be able to cope?

#14

I don’t like tech that much, and can avoiding reading something on my phone for a day or two. What I don’t care is thatt everyone around me is using tech like phones in real life situations when they should be living that moment with their eyes, ears, mouth and brain. Restaurant tables get lonely when with those people. Watching tv gets lonely when the other person is using tech the while time.

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

Every time I get on public transport, everywhere i look people have their noses in their phones.

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#15

Loading times

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

Yep i get that. Some times my computer is so slow that if it went any slower it will get parking fines!!!

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#16

lagging and when you are typing and forget to click the page so then you are typing nothing

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

Or writing a long email or doing something important then it crashes! :(

#17

The most annoying thing about technology is that people become too addicted to it and start spending less time with each other.

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#18

WHEN IT TAKES HRS(it seems like hours/hrs but it not) TO FRICKING LOAD ONE SMALL VIDEO OR SOMETHING ELSE BUT T.H.E. L.O.A.D.I.N.G NEVER STOPS AND THEN WHEN I EXIT IT OUT IT WORKS SO I HAVE TO DO IT OVER AGAIN WITH THE LOADING!!! :( >:'(

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Bunerz
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1 month ago

YEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!

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#19

When my camera ACTUALLY DOESN'T WORK and the teachers think you're lying.

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The_Heavy_Is_Dead_Doctor!
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1 month ago

Your teacher is angry af

#20

Everything is password for this password for that. I have so many passwords that I get confused. I even have a password to use the company printer! Spellcheck - Before I got into computers (for work) my spelling was brilliant but since I had to start using them my spelling has got very poor as it is auto corrected. But I must say it is good for research and communication.

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Shakura Kazuki
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1 month ago

Passwords are pretty important tho. You could maybe use a password manager?

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#21

the salty kids on online games that will report you for no reason and say your garbage even though you just beat them and are just down right toxic like ninja

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#22

Most of the items need to be charged.

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

and have to have a good reception

#23

You scrimp. You make a chicken breast last for 3 meals. You insist the cats eat the supermarkets own brand moggie foods. Eventually, you’ve saved enough to get the latest iPhone. Then two weeks later they launch a newer version. Only joking. It’s actually realising that technology is way more smarter than I am and smarter than I’ll ever be.

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Bacony Cakes
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1 month ago

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Iphone: Made by Crapple.

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#24

idek

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#25

Lag. Standard-issue school laptops can't even handle a zoom meeting and a Google Doc without getting hot as an asphalt driveway during the summer in Chicago.

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The_Heavy_Is_Dead_Doctor!
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1 month ago

ikr

#26

When you right a big essay for school and then it Freezes and deletes all of it

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The_Heavy_Is_Dead_Doctor!
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1 month ago

Your work es ded,

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#27

When people say they feel like their partner is having an affair with a mobile phone, I get it. I used to watch films with my wife. Now I watch a film and she reads angry rants between strangers about some political issue all the way over in America that she's not really bothered about. Same couch, worlds apart.

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#28

search history. i got in trouble once bc of it!

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#29

Went out for a long tough run. Arrived back home and after 10 minutes my sportswatch reminds me that i have to move.

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#30

WHen the wifi does not turn on and I have to turn in work. Doctor! Ya boy.

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#31

Sometimes when I use my computer it won't let me show my password cuz sometimes I forget or spell it wrong.And I can't access my account :(

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#32

Slow WIFI. It drives me insane 😒😒😒

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#33

When you hit refresh because it took a long time loading and it finishes loading when you hit refresh.🥺😭😫

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#34

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#35

[1] When I (re)start my computer and it loads this and that to the point that I'm not sure when I can actually start doing some work.
[2] When I'm editing a document and part of it gets reformatted for no discernable reason.
[3] Random disconnections from the network (wi-fi or internet).

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#36

Yeah forget everything about being addicted to tech, lag is f**king stupid.

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Wendillon
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1 month ago

Video games don't make people violent...lag does.

#37

Users.

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#38

Essentially semantics, but I hate when computers say there’s an error and a program has to close. The computer then asks you if it “ok”. I realize what’s meant is “acknowledge”, but no it isn’t ok.

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#39

The internet saves everything. Everything is permanent.

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#40

Figuring out what boxes contain buses.

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#41

If you'd like a list of all the annoying things about technology, please press 1 now.

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#42

The loss of my privacy.

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