Modern Proverbs for the Digital World

From Ben’s blog, Spam Comment, I am taking the idea of Modern Proverbs.

To start, here is my favourite from his series of 5 modern proverbs, each gathered from comment spam left on blogs.

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
If you’re too open minded, your brains will fall out.
If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.
The above are from The Humor Bin: Modern Proverbs

Keep your friends close and your enemies on limited profile.
There’s more sushi in the sea.
Out of fashion out of mind.
These are from My Modern Met: Modern Proverbs by Nikki Farquharson

Feeling inspired? Try writing some modern proverbs. Think of our digital/ virtual webby world. Try to come up with something that reflects today’s culture rather than the old proverbs your Grandparents used to know.

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