Well, this is discouraging: Facebook has reached 1 BILLION users. In other words, one in seven human beings now posts annoying status updates. To celebrate the people it serves, the company released a bizarre commercial showcasing... chairs. Uh...durr? Needless to say, not everyone is impressed.
Chairs, of course, are a metaphor for what Facebook is for us. From the voiceover:
"Chairs. They're made so people can sit down and take a break. Anyone can sit on a chair and if the chair is a large enough they can sit down together and tell jokes or make up stories or just listen. Chairs are for people and that's why chairs are like Facebook."
When you read it and see it on a page, it sounds sort of obvious and ridiculous. Of course chairs are for people! People invented them. We also like to call big chairs "couches," not chairs.
|BP Buys First Place in Google Results #oilspill|
|Star Trek Mattresses|
|MAKE MONEY FAST!|
|Selling Snow to Eskimos, Dept.|
|"In 2012, newspapers lost $16 in print ads for every $1 earned in digital ads."|
|Schools Monitoring Students' Social Media Feeds|
|WannaCry is Childsplay Compared to This|
|"They don't want to believe that their own intelligence is deterministic."|
|"The world has lost its last shot at staving off dangerous global warming."|
|“It’s not something you would expect to see there and not something we’ve seen there before.”|
|“Making paper out of stone.”|
|“Drone carrying defibrillators could begin operating in Sweden.”|
|"Is meant to produce more energy than it consumes."|
|"The first to target civilians and the first such malware built to target a nation’s power supply."|
|“We have to forget steel as a core employer.”|
|"Its tilted axis makes orbit, showing the position of the sun and the time."|
|A Simple Task for CRISPR|