1/7th of the World's Population is on Facebook

#Advertising

Thu, Oct 4th, 2012 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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.

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