Commercial Worthy - Anyone for Scrabble?
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By Contributing Editor, Ryan Barrett
"Ok, but how about if we say we met on an oil rig and we were lovers for 50 years!"
"But it's not true."
"It's a joke! It's like a really brilliant joke!"
I joined Facebook during the last week of my senior year in college - mainly because, had I not, I would have never learned the inside scoop on all my Senior Week events. And everyone knows that's completely unacceptable. At first, I found the whole thing silly - the pokes, the wall posts, even the profile (and just to prove it, I posted a photo of a naked African sculpture for my profile picture).
...And then, of course, after a few months all the craziness became an integral part of my life.
But now the site is too much. Just too damn much. Not only is the actual friend/family/co-worker/stranger jumble excruciating, but also there's just not a lot to do on the site besides bother people.
And now, people of all ages can relate to the ridiculousness that is Facebook - which is why the BBC The Wall's Facebook in Reality would make for a perfect TV spot. I think it'd fit in Expedia's old "You Really Need to Get Away" campaign rather nicely.
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