Another year’s in the books, so now’s as good a time as any to take a look back and reflect on all the weird and nonsensical stuff that people shared on Facebook in 2015. The social media analytics company NewsWhip tracks shares/comments/likes across all of the major Facebook publishers, and they’ve just published their list of the ‘Top 10 Facebook Posts of 2015’. Though there are a few genuinely good reads in the top 10, most of these are the kind of posts that were shared by your drunk uncle from Des Moines and your aunt who refuses to vaccinate her children….Don’t know what I mean by that? Let’s take a look at the ‘Top 10 Most Shared Facebook Posts Of 2015’ and you’ll see what I’m talking about:
And here are the 10 Most Commented On Facebook Posts of 2015 (via NewsWhip):
Over 1.3 MILLION people shared ’17 Reasons Why Your High School Best Friends Will Be Your BFFs For Life’ and just like that I lost faith in humanity. The most popular thing I’ve ever blogged here on BroBible was ‘Grandmas Smoke Weed For The First Time‘, a video you’ve almost certainly seen, and one that we here on BroBible were able to get up first before the rest of the Internet had it. That post alone did over 2 million uniques, but it only picked up around 200K Facebook shares. So I can only imagine how many goddamn clicks there were on that stupid ass BFFs article that I refuse to look up and read.
Now I want you bros to indulge me in a very quick thought experiment…Think about the most average person you know. That person in your life who’s 50% through and through, they’re not super intelligent but they’re not the dumbest person you know. Now realize that half of the people in the world are dumber than that person. Just focus on whatever you deem to be the ‘most average’ person and let your mind realize that 50% of the people in the world are less intelligent than that human being…I can only assume that right there is the portion of the population that was sharing these 10 Facebook posts.
In publishing it’d be easy for me to spend each day chewing on sour grapes, jealous as fuck that my own blog posts weren’t cracking the top 10 most shared posts on Facebook…but I’m cool with it, and I’ll tell you why: we here at BroBible have one of the greatest readerships on the web. BroBible readers are intelligent, and can’t be fooled into sharing nonsensical bullshit just because it has a great headline and a clicky thumbnail. Having to keep up with the intelligence of our readers is something that keeps me on my toes, and I dig that…. Sorry for getting a little weird and emotional there, bros, but I just dig you readers even when you call me out for being a complete fucking moron and hitting publish with typos on every blog post I do.