The six-part half-hour series, produced by Atomic Entertainment Group and Left/Right Prods, sets out to expose the unexpected perils of living in a social media-obsessed world. Each episode tells the real-life stories through first-person accounts of those who had posts, tweets or status updates backfire. The stories range from an innocent tweet that caused two traveling friends to be detained and suspected of potential terrorism to a hashtag that unleashed death threats and a sniper outside a young woman’s window to a profile picture that got transformed into a hateful meme shared by hundreds of thousands.
“With technology making it possible to communicate to anyone, anytime, from anywhere, what was once the stuff of science fiction is now an everyday reality,” said Heather Olander, SVP Alternative Development and Production at Syfy. “The Internet Ruined My Life takes a look at the flip side of today’s hyper-connected world and reveals how easy it is to completely change your life in just one simple keystroke.”
Executive producers for Atomic Entertainment Group are Jerry Kolber and Adam Davis, and for Left/Right Productions, Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman.