A MAN who indiscriminately clicks the recommend button on internet comments has been honoured for helping to keep the internet going.
In recognition of his work giving validation to idiots, Malley will be presented with a plaque and a cheque for £200 by the head of the internet, Tim Berners-Lee, at the internets headquarters in Ipswich.
Malley said: To be honest I feel like a bit of a fraud, because I dont even read most of the comments properly, much less apply critical thinking to them.
If I did Id probably get sick of the endless misogyny, totally unfathomable nonsense, unoriginal attempts at humour, UKIP supporters hijacking every fucking thread, and people reposting their own posts as though they werent banal toss the first time round.
Malley will receive his award at a ceremony attended by leading figures from the world of internet debate, including Samantha Brick, Rod Liddle and the women from Vagenda.
Guardian online commenter Mary Fisher said: If it wasnt for people like Stephen, Id have to engage shopkeepers and cafe staff in conversations about vegan cooking and my cats, and I dont think anyone wants that.
I have to go now and check how many recommends I got for pointing out that the situation in Ukraine is quite worrying.