The #IceBucketChallenge that’s going on all over social media is a Seinfeld episode.
Kramer is in California and everyone is doing the Ice Bucket Challenge. Kramer, being conscious of California’s water drought situation, decides to not participate in dousing himself in ice cold water. He knows that he can’t waste water.
He gets ostracized by his peers, including Bob and Cedric, whom have all done the ice bucket challenge, posted videos on Facebook and tagged friends to do the same.
“Aren’t you against ALS?” they ask.
I hate seeing every other link shared on Facebook with something stupid.
Today, I saw a link shared with this headline:
Hands down… this is my absolute favorite talent show performance OF ALL…
Well, the problem isn’t the misleading images. The problem is that you are clicking links to stupid things. Look at the first few examples. None of those grab my attention. None of that should be interesting. It’s dumb.
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Oh, cute cat video? Let me watch that for a second in the News Feed. Click the play button. NOPE. It was a lie. Just a static image of a play button designed to dupe me into clicking out to some crappy website. Feed reading, interrupted. User experience, injured. Likelihood I’ll click legitimate videos in the future, diminished. Facebook. Seriously. This BS needs to stop.
I get it. Sites are trying to convey they have video content to share, so they stick a fake play button on the link preview thumbnail image. But what they really want is my ad views, and they’re willing to trick me to get them.
That play button is fake. ARRRGGGHH!
They could have put “Watch:” or “[Video]” in their link’s headline, but then I’d get to make the choice if I wanted to click away from Facebook to watch. Instead, they just make Facebook…
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LOL people. Life’s a game and I see it every day.
This popped into my head today and it was something that I had thought about for some time. What if I completely changed myself on Facebook? What if I did something on it that totally threw off the people who think they know me?
This isn’t to make light of people or to hurt anyone, but I have always wondered how wired we are to Facebook that what we take there is too serious.
For example, on Monday was April Fools Day. I didn’t take serious to anything on Facebook because of the potential jokes. Yet I saw pregnancy announcements and a handful of idiots believing that Google Nose (I thought it said Google Noose) was real. Then I wondered, how dumb are people if it was just a regular day but still a big announcement?
The social experiment has always been something I have wondered about and wanted to see how people would react. Would they figure me out or are they too oblivious to what’s there that everyone follows? After all, remember KONY? Yeah, that was a simple case of follow the leader without thinking.
This is why I still have my Facebook. So many times I’ve gotten sick of it and all that nonsense that comes with it. But I haven’t left it because it’s a social commentary of my friends and a lot of unnecessary drama. I still have it because I want to be entertained and quite frankly, I am really surprised how dumb some of my friends can be on the Internet.
These guys do it right!
Lids is one of my favorite places to shop just because I love caps. They decided to hold this contest on their Facebook where for every gold medal the USA wins equals one person that could win a $25 gift card.
All I had to do was submit one entry every day. It’s easy and for every day during the Olympics, I’ve been trying to remember and I think I did it most of the days.
I just received an email today from Lids informing me that I won. I love contests like these and like them even more when I win. Now I have $25 to spend on a new fresh fitted for my dome! Thanks Lids!