Classic literature and social media meet in this tale of 140-character whale hunting. What is this narrative trying to tell us? A love-hate relationship? An obsession that’s driving us mad? Or is it a metaphor for threats to our freedom like internet censorship?
“Moby Fail” shows Twitter’s infamous ‘over-capacity’ whale being lifted out of the water by little birdies. This exposes its soft underbelly to crazy Captain Ahab over there with the rowboat and harpoon. Call me Ishmael.
Whatever happens, just remember that the whale does not inherently want to eat you. It is you that fills it up with evil; your own madness that hastens your demise.