Marsha

A bit more about Facebook

A recent Facebook meme (and the one that prompted the article I mentioned before) is the “25 Random Things” meme. It’s almost exactly the same as the “100 Things About Me” meme that a lot of bloggers have done except, well, the lists have twenty-five items instead of one hundred.

Apparently the Bard was an early participant in this meme. Yup, Shakespeare had compiled his own list of “Five and Twenty Random Things Abovt Me.

And here’s a depiction—a frighteningly on-the-nose one, I might add—of what some Facebook interactions might look like if they took place in a face-to-face real life:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrlSkU0TFLs[/youtube]

5 Responses to “A bit more about Facebook”

  1. Chrison 17 Feb 2009 at 10:56 am

    I’m too afraid to watch that…. Plus I’m at work. :)

    Did you see my link to an amusing variant of the 25 Things Meme yesterday?

  2. Deborahon 17 Feb 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I am so gonna have to watch this video when I get home so I can have the sound. You know. I joined facebook this weekend. I don’t know what overcame me when one of my closest friends sent me an invite to view their new page. Maybe my brain was still asleep when I clicked “join”. LOL

  3. ariannaon 17 Feb 2009 at 4:40 pm

    That video is BLOODY BRILLIANT.

    I don’t normally talk that way, of course, but it just seemed so…appropriate. :)

  4. Shannahon 17 Feb 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Perfect! I’m going to post that in a Facebook note. Shall I tag you?

    Just kidding. ;-)

  5. Marshaon 17 Feb 2009 at 10:45 pm

    @Chris: I did see that link you posted! Some clever bits there…

    @Deborah: So you got sucked into Facebook, too, huh? What do you think of it so far?

    @Arianna: :)

    @Shannah: Ha! I actually don’t mind if people tag me—I just ignore/block any applications that annoy me (which is most of them).