Friday, 29 February 2008

Facebook Anthem - getting bored of Facebook song set to go viral?

Rebel Virals (the company behind the Sony Bravia painted man viral) have released a 'Facebook Anthem' on YouTube. The Facebook Anthem is billed as a response to RhettandLink's original Facebook Song on YouTube:

RhettandLink's original Facebook song on YouTube

The Facebook Anthem is set to Billy Joel's 'We didn't start the fire' and is something of an anti-Facebook song, featuring a range of Facebook applications:

"Facebook is a crime, when people have too much time
Sending me requests, IQ and brain tests
Its no f**king joke, I don't like to Superpoke
Scrabulous, Hotness, update my status
I'm getting bored of Facebook,
So don't invite me, throw a sheep or bite me" etc

See the full Facebook Anthem at YouTube on below:

Facebook Anthem on YouTube

The big question is whether the Facebook Anthem is a tongue in cheek commentary on how people are using their time or an anti-Facebook song that represents wider disillusionment with social networking? Evidence points in both directions - Nielsen online recently reported the first fall in Facebook's UK unique users, but Facebook report an increase in active UK users up to 8.3m from 7.7m in December.

It will be interesting to see how far the Facebook Anthem spreads and what people think of it.

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