Social Media Day
Social Media has become an increasingly important part of how we see and interact with the world around us, falling into our collective unconscious and influencing us in discrete but profound ways. We’ve found ourselves sharing more, identifying and connecting with people all over the world, and even organizing uprisings and charity drives and seeing meaningful change for millions of people worldwide.
In honor of Social Media day, we’ve asked a few of our employees to share some of their favorite Social Media content.
What should have been a very serious occasion was turned into a moment of disbelief, shame and ridicule as the #fakeinterpreter emerged on the day of Nelson Mandela’s funeral.
Many prominent leaders from around the world went to Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa and, as is often the case at big events like this, they had a sign language interpreter there to translate for the hearing impaired. The only problem was that the movements the translator was making with his hands made no sense and many people became suspicious of him.
Some hilarious memes also started doing the rounds on social media.
Jimmy Kimmel brought in a real sign language interpreter to translate what the fake one was saying:
I would say my favorite Social Media thing was the Ice Bucket Challenge because it was for a good cause, generated a lot of awareness and donations, and celebrities got on board.
Goats yelling like humans!! I love it because I wasn’t expecting it to really sound like a human scream, and I didn’t realize goats had such funny personalities.
I love Scary Mommy! Super honest, relatable and brash take on mommy hood. Makes me laugh so hard I’m crying most times. Brilliant writing.
The Based God’s Curse. As a long time follower of Lil B The Based God, and a member of his Task Force, it was very annoying seeing James Harden do Lil B’s dance as his go to celebration. I hope James Harden and everyone else learned a valuable lesson.
Harlem Shake – Miami Heat
Jason Smith’s in-game Twitter commentary during U of Memphis men’s basketball games
When Elf Yourself was new.
This video of a poor Argentinian boy who received a cutting board for Christmas. He graciously thanked his parents for the gift and told them that he looked forward to cutting meat on it. They then handed him another gift that turned out to be an electronic tablet. His reaction is priceless. This, to me, is a prime example of true appreciation from the boy, and the loving sacrifice/compromise of the parents who had to save up to buy the gift.
Good Mythical Morning is my favorite.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice in the medium of Youtube Vlogs.