It was suppose to have been only used to stalk the girl who rejected you in high school!
To misquote Fred Allen, it’s called a social medium because it isn’t well done.
And the arrow is getting lower and lower.
Many a truth are said in jest!
The decline began on 20 JAN 1981 when Reagan was sworn in as POTUS….
Professor Rat is correct. We’re doomed.
More and more, the smart & aware people are swearing off “social media” of the FB, IG, Twitter etc. type. It’s all evil mindrot after all. The result is that more and more the stupid and evil are left to hook-up and play amongst themselves unsupervised, unmolested, and unchallenged by doubters. I may not have to look at it myself, but I’m not at all certain that leaving it to the Deplorables is a good thing…
A Piece of Pie Chart! The crust tells it all
2019!! Here comes the Virus!! It dips even low!
Every now and then, Rat gets it right.
nationhood, government, democracy, Trump, smithereens, fish food, fish vomit.
I’m gonna tweet this…
So Rat means we haven’t hit bottom yet? Ulp!!
Social media is a social disease
Curiously, you can find similar comics in the early/mid 20th century regarding the rise of television. I believe there were other similar complaints with cars (which makes sense to me), and even the printing press.
Sure, let’s pin the blame on social media alone.
It was a good run. Now it’s over. Thank you and goodbye.
Sounds about right
Social media has corrupted our society beyond repair!
It’s refreshing to see Rat use “BC” instead of the more hip-pc “CE” – -
What are the units of the Y-axis?
Exactly. Thank you.
I’m disappointed “Professor” Rat used BC/AD and not BCE/CE.
Social media has made vegetables out of society.
The arrow needs to descend into the abyss of hell.
What better way to observe someone outside your species?
It’s not all bad. Without social media, we wouldn’t have GoComics, so that’s a positive.
Probably the fall of mankind and civilization BUT only God knows what’s really in store for us. However, that is REALLY Halloween Scary……
Regarding “social media”, this is as far as I go.
I’m proud to say that I don’t waste my time commenting on other people’s posts on social media…. wait a minute…
while meant to be funny there is some accuracy in that we’ve reached a level of technology that’s allowed for stagnation and more corruption than ever before. For instance, before photocopiers and electronic records it was much harder to come up with enough fake ballots to swing an election.
Amen to that.
Rat left out “invention of the ’pet rock”
I think overpopulation is leading to mass insanity
And Cartoon Boy is bitching about social media again like every other unoriginal Baby Boomer cartoonist.
Come on, Steph, go back to making fun of Blondie and Family Circus like you used to do in the old days!
It’s scary how accurate this is.
Pearls Before Swine is becoming a daily whine-fest. If you don’t like social media, leave, and turn it off.
He forgot when all the volcanoes nearly wiped us out, the black plague, and The Donald.
And the vertical axis represents what? Human biomass?
The travel of human existence…..(crackle, buzz buzz) Houston…Houston, are you there?….oh Houston!?…yo, anybody home?…. ya know fellas, I’m startin to think we’ve got a problem…..
We are devolving.
Professor Rat? Rat get his degree from the College of Rat-faced Finks?
Bad scale. Doesn’t take negative numbers into account.
I find myself realizing that it’s difficult to quantify the y axis. How is “progress” measurable?
What’s funny is when I post this on Facebook to show my frien- … er, I mean when OTHER people post this on Facebook to show their friends! Dang those other people. They just don’t get irony.
At least social media is bringing the dream of $Trillions to my betters
2030s- humanity splinters into two groups the Morlocks and the Eloi.
HG Wells, “Hmm, earlier then I thought.”
Absolutely no documentation to support the events from 6m BC to 2.6m BC.
Makes sense to me.
Professor Rat is so wise! It’s not that he’s saying anything that we didn’t already know, but he puts it so eloquently (and visually)….
I have to say that I am really sorry for rat to be 100% right about this.
Leftism/liberalism/communism is a mental disorder.
Yes, yes this is accurate.
On the bright side, that’s a lot less scumbags reading comics online