posted on Feb, 12 2013 @ 12:39 PM
Originally posted by DrNotforhire
reply to post by redhorse
I agree, he went to far, I think my post was a little more concise, and you are right the irony is too good to pass up...
But in all reality, Slenderman is a cool story its an internet phenomenon... the problem is, its becoming main stream and people are taking it as
truth, thats dangerous (not in this instance) but it shows how gullible the generations are.
It is very true that people are taking it for truth, and that this is indicative of a certain amount of gullibility; but I don't think it is a
generational thing so much as a human thing. Nothing new under the sun I guess. In fact, this phenomenon has been repeated so many times that it is
part and parcel to the human condition. There is no stopping this train. This time we get to watch it happen... and with a method of communication
completely unparalleled in human history to boot. It's pretty cool.
This "Slenderman" persona is apparently striking some fundamental chord with these kids. Even when they get a little older and realize that it
isn't true, many will still hang on to the idea. I think that being able to watch this transition when there is a black and white digital "paper
trail" regarding its fictional origins is particularly interesting.
edit on 12-2-2013 by redhorse because: (no reason given)