Quoted from CrazyLevi:
Why does it bother you so much that I find this ridiculous? I spent a weekend at pintastic with a guy who was locked into this idiocy. There was nothing "social" about it, except that he kept telling me about shit I couldn't care less about (what he just caught for instance). This does not promote social activity, and in fact, retards it. When people are locked into this, they are not listening to anybody or interacting with anybody in a social manner. It's not "bringing people together" it's just driving another technological wedge between them.
I spent the last weekend walking around a neighborhood park, trying to catch them all. Saw a bunch of fellow nerdlingers crowded around a Poke Stop, the likes I had never seen before. There were virtual leafs flying all around it! I walked over, asked one of them what was going on, and he told me that someone had placed a Lure on the Poke Stop so that everyone around it had a better chance of finding more Pokemon. Everyone was laughing and sharing what they had caught with other people - some people were their buddies, some people, like myself, were total strangers.
So that's one event that completely discredits the bullshit you're spewing.
Here's another one: right across the street from my house is a dog park / skate park. It's got a few Poke Stops and some Gyms. My GF and I - both in our forties - went walking around, looking for Pokemons. A bunch of skate rats rolled up to us and said "wow, are you guys catching Pokemon?!". We were a little embarrassed, but we admitted to it. Then one of these rad fellas says, "you gotta go over there, there's a rare so-and-so!".
Basically, Crazy Levi, it's fine if you want to hate on Pokemon Go. You don't seem to find much joy in life as it is. But coming up with complete bullshit to try and validate your misanthropic views is just annoying.