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Social Media Highlights from the week that was 11-17th March 2013

Any why not? That was my thoughts on using the week’s social media highlights to kick-start my return to regular blogging. Social media is a surefire goldmine which should be exploited by bloggers more frequently, where else can you find dancing cat videos right next to a long bitchy post from someone proclaiming they want their ex dead? So here is the first in what will hopefully be a long and regular series and will also include the odd highlight from my own bewildered social ponderings.

NEW POPE ELECTED
“So they’ve erected a new Pipe in the Vatican? Why a whole Pipe? Don’t know that Heaven is a Half-Pipe?” – Dazzle Rebel 13th March 2013 from Twitter/Facebook

A shiny new Pontiff stands in front of a crowd in Vatican City, sounds like the opening lines of a joke doesn’t it? Well for many of you it was. Pictures of Lemmy, Jimmy SaVILE, Mr Bean and a whole host of other characters filled Facebook and Twitter for 48 hours as Cardinals played tiddly-winks until the winner was announced in a puff of smoke. Yes, this is the 21st Century but the Catholic Church has only recently accepted that the Earth is more than 10,000 years old as a ‘theory’. Apparently the sun may still revolve around our home planet though. See, when you look at it like that men in red and white dresses makes perfect sense.

EUROPEAN FOOTBALL
“Benitez is only manager cus’ he’s getting bummed by Abramovitch!” – ‘anon’ 15th March 2013 from Facebook

Yeah, well done Chelsea but if I see another debate between Liverpool and Chelsea supporters about Rafael Benitez I’m gonna scream louder than when I heard that former ABBA star Agnetha Faltskog will be attempting to make a comeback with none other than Gary Barlow! Nooooooooooo! Back on subject I couldn’t give a flying feaces about overpaid footballers falling over like baby Bambi, crying like Torres for being kicked in the face (after he fell down in the penalty area and didn’t move for what seemed like an eon) and putting as much heart and soul into winning as a primary school sports day.

RED NOSE DAY
“Please sponsor me/my kid to [do something ridiculous and/or easy] so that some kid in Africa doesn’t die and I can feel a bit better about living in a ‘civilized’ country while refusing to vote in a government that will cancel 3rd world debt and be done with it once and for all” – ‘several people’ all week (and previous weeks) from every social media outlet available

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! You’re not funny, what you’re doing isn’t funny and it’s annoying the shite out of everyone else. STOP IT. NOW. PLEASE! With the millions and millions of millions of pounds sent to 3rd world countries all it takes is for one government to cancel their part of 3rd world debt to get the ball rolling. Once that’s been done then it’s down to countries own governments to sort their hell hole out and we’ll never have to sit through another Lenny Henry sketch again!

FACEBOOK POKING
“Someone who couldn’t be arsed to even write ‘hello’ on your page poked you” – a number of idiots this week

I thought ‘poking’ was dead, I was even naive enough to think that Facebook had disabled this feature because I hadn’t been ‘poked’ in such a long time. Well no, this week it’s back with avengence with no less than 8 ‘pokes’ from people I’d rather not be poked by anyway. Don’t poke me cus’ I won’t poke you back (unless I see you in person and then you’ll get poked in the eye you b@stards). Now poke off, I have Facebook OCD and have to clear every goddamn poke you send.

Well that’s it for this week. Now poke me, I mean comment below if you’ve got something to add. Feel free to moan because I’m poking fun at the Pope, football and charity cus’ frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.

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