Facebook is all full of firsts. The groundbreaking website that defined modern social media has set a new record as a post has reached One Million Replies, officially setting a world record.
on October 31st, 2011, a post was, er, posted, with the goal of reaching as many comments as the Frontierville Fan Group page could possibly muster. Only 100 or so different people commented, and those that did posted an average of over 9,500 times apiece. Needless to say, this wasn’t generated by a hilarious joke, powerful opinion, and certainly not sheer popularity. No sir. This was done by brute force and willpower.
Facebook has become such a social hub for so many, and it was only a matter of time before a benchmark like this was achieved.
But it was a thread about Frontierville? This game woudln’t exist if it wasn’t trying so hard to replicate the success of its predecessor Farmville. Oh, you don’t care about that game either? Odd that.
This is exactly my point. If this incredible landmark achievement was on a near endless thread about solving world hunger, or sharing ideas for a renewable energy source, I could see it having value. But this is like getting a Guiness Book of World Records for passing gas for the millionth time.
While it is an elite few that get recognition from the Guinness Book of World Records, and it’s not something that anyone can take away from them, I have to wonder if these intrepid facebookers are actually proud of this crowning achievement?
[Editor's note: And when I think that this group only has 1141 fans... Imagine the greatness we could achieve with our 260k-fan-strong page! Ok, let's all work to bring this post above 1 MILLION LIKES! (Below!) GO GEEKS! :) ]