VIDEO: Thank You Facebook Song
Posted on May 21, 2012 by Rex
It’s been on YouTube for 2 days, was released on the occasion of Facebook’s IPO and it has shy of 40,000 views. It’s either impressively satirical or confusingly naïve.
Facebook: It’s the place productivity goes to die, men go to masturbate and women go to post pictures of their cats.
It reunites us with people we’d never speak to but welcome into our virtual world, so they can see how far we’ve come. We all know the sense of satisfaction when a former flame’s relationship status links to an ‘ugly’ girl or when you’re tagged in a photo looking like a drunk, slutty Megan Fox.
It also received one of the largest initial public offerings in U.S. history. Internet, I want to Thank You for bringing this to me. Just as Zuckerburg’s net worth rises to 28 billion dollars, he marries his fiance and lives happily ever after… this video happens.
His army of Facebook freaks literally banded together and composed a – for lack of better words – “song” about his creation.
Initially I felt guilty for approaching this video with such cynicism but that has passed, so I ask: WHAT THE FUCK?
Naturally, the group have a Facebook like page and there seems to be no hint of irony or satire in what they do. They just love Facebook.
“Most of the people in this video have never met face to face. We are a global family of friends commited to inspiring and empowering each other via Facebook.”
Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but growing up I was encouraged to never speak to strangers, hop into large white vans or engage with people over the internet of whom I didn’t know (namely on MSN, then MySpace subsequently Facebook..)
“Our song simply expresses gratitude. The gratitude we feel for our dear friends & family & gratitude to Facebook for connecting us. Thank YOU!”
Ironically, I found it on Twitter.