“Hey check out this ah-mah-zing video! No seriously, it is the best/funniest/cutest/coolest thing you will EVER see!” Um, yeah right….
Everyone has that friend that e-mails, facebooks, tweets, blogs or physically grabs you to forcibly watch a new internet clip or video. The actual act of viewing this clip is usually okay but the story never ends there. Your reaction to this shared clip, whether in person or not, has to be one of sheer elation and wonder regarding how great the video is but also how great the friend is both for finding and sharing it with you. Giving a ‘meh’ reaction is considered rude so you are often left pretending to be in awe. Good luck with that…
So why do we share clips? We don’t usually make them ourselves so it isn’t our own awesomeness but that of someone else that you surfed across. We share these clips with friends because, like with posting on social media, it feels good to feel connected by the reactions and comments of others. It can be depressing when you are left hanging, whether you are the sharer or the person shared with, so be cautious.
In that vain, watch or don’t watch this clip and respond or don’t respond with your thoughts. I liked the song itself, felt the video was cheesy goodness and I found it via @AlisonBrie. Enjoy it (or don’t)!