The Late Movies: Facebook Songs and Parodies
Facebook celebrated 8 years this February, and in that time it has become a household name. As with any cultural phenomenon, it's the subject of songs and parodies. While some of these scenarios are now out-dated (Facebook has changed a lot in 8 years!), these are still some of our favorite videos about the social networking site.
Warning: Some of these videos contain adult/foul language.
The sex and relationships site YourTango created this retro video to humorously illustrate Facebook etiquette, especially as it applies to relationships.
Facebook in Real Life
The British sketch comedy group Idiots of Ants answers the question, "What would Facebook be like in real life?" This clip was on BBC Three.
Songs About Facebook
This "I'm getting bored of Facebook" anti-Facebook anthem was created by the British marketing agency Rebel Virals.
For a more soothing pro-Facebook song, check out this one from the Cheezies, an a cappella group at Miami University (Oxford, OH). It's set to the tune of "All I Have To Do" by the Everly Brothers.
"Facebook Stalkin'" is by one of the most popular a cappella groups, Straight No Chaser, while they were still in their collegiate years at Indiana University.
A hair-metal anthem for Facebook's early college-only users:
This song from musical comedy duo Rhett & Link addresses "Facebook in real life" near the end.
It might be based on "SexyBack," but this Vietnamese music video is a bit more serious than the rest of this mix -- it was part of a campaign to bring Facebook back after the Vietnamese government blocked access to the site in November 2009.
Students at the University of Southern California created this eHarmony-style Facebook commercial for the campus variety TV show "Exposed."
CollegeHumor created this faux-trailer for a Face/Off-style thriller about college and Facebook.
A Life Told Through Facebook
This video came out before Facebook's Timeline layout, but you can still watch a man grow and change through his profile Facebook. (The audio is fine, but there is NSFW text in the video.)
Why We Hate Facebook
The description for this puppet video from Glove & Boots is a pretty good summation of how many of us feel about Facebook: "We love Facebook. And we hate Facebook."
Any great videos about Facebook that we missed?