Sunday, October 7, 2012

Facebook is like a free printing press for all

Facebook released their ad created by Wieden & Kennedy last week.  It compares Facebook to chairs, and emotionally connects with audience that Facebook is more than just a website and mobile app that people use to communicate with friends.

It's shot and edited beautifully.  It eloquently explains what Facebook wants to become.  Yet I thought it over-reached a bit when it tried to account for the reason why we want to connect with others because of dark universe.  If you haven't watched the video, here it is:

Once the Facebook ad got released, it immediately created lot of discussions and reactions from many.  And, thanks to social media, meme machine got in to action and started publishing parodies.  Here is the one that compares Facebook to toilets:

Then there is another that compares Facebook to beds.

That's not all.  There is a Tumblr site dedicated to collecting these memes.  It's called

Facebook may want to be like chairs.  But in reality, it's really like a free printing press for all.  It allows anyone to create content and deliver them to their subscribers.

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