Facebook. Heard of Facebook? It’s this little social website that only a few people use. A few meaning just a shade under 1.3 billion.
Well Facebook is still trying to get the word out about their website so they’re running commercials. The above commercial, called Friend Request, celebrates friendship (real and internet) and that moment “when someone (becomes) more than just another someone.”
First of all, I’m not sure people need to be reminded that Facebook exists. Second, I’ve got about 300 friends on Facebook and have personal contact with four of them. That’s the whole point of Facebook. To be “friends” with people online so you don’t have to deal with them in real life. I don’t need to call my relatives, I can see their status updates. I don’t need to text a friend if they saw the final episode of Parks and Rec, I can read their real time recap. I don’t need to have sex with my girl, I can bang one out to a photo of her on vacation. It’s the same way I keep in touch with your girlfriend.
Kidding. We’re banging for real.