Thank your … uh?
I’ve never been a big fan of the “TMI” trend (too much information). But there are just some things you shouldn’t share on the Internet. Thankyourwank.com is one of them.
Yes, that’s right. Just when you thought the Internet couldn’t surprise you, along comes a site where you can personally thank the individual you fantasised to while getting a little hot and heavy.
The site is plastered with invented celebrity quotes from Ted Mosby (“Thank Your Wank … and that’s How I Met Your Mother”) and Hayley Williams (“I could really use a wank right now, wank right now, wank right now”). It boasts of a “Wall of Wanks” where the top 10 people are displayed and a “Wank Bank” for those people you are planning to ‘thank’ later on.
With over 30,000 monthly visits, the site connects with ‘wankers’ through Facebook. Even without signing up to the website, visitors can search any name of a real person and anonymously ‘thank’ them by adding a point to their picture.
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The worst part: you are probably unaware it could be happening to you.
In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg said the age of privacy was over. Surely enough, the introduction of tagging places and faces on social networking sites forced me to believe this. But thankyourwank.com oversteps the line, even if it is just for a laugh.
Since when did it become socially acceptable to parade the most intimate details of our lives around? Even if it is anonymous, people are still engaging in a community setting and that’s what is worrying.
What do you think? Is this site TMI? Or am I just being overly sensitive?