From Unit 7′s discussion board: “I’ve just been shut down! Bianca Wyatt, Cindy Erella, Alfonze Prince, Josef Wolfe, Scarlet Hood and Aggy-Lee Steppesista, all healthy Facebook characters prior to these 5 minutes are no more.”
FB shut down my project which is essentially a social (mostly negative) commentary on FB using a Disney FB profiles platform to satirize relationships that play out online.
Here’s how the project came to be, from a trip in time to Unit 6′s discussion board: “I’m thinking of using social media (Facebook) to comment on social media and how much I loath it. Please don’t misunderstand me, I am not passing judgement on anyone. My wife loves Facebook and she’s my favorite person! I just don’t like Facebook and I don’t like how it sizes down people and relationships. Anytime I try to interact on Facebook I end up with the feeling of having ingested too much empty-socializing calories. I feel mentally sick like my body feels when I eat at McDonald’s, and I don’t even get to enjoy the process of posting/reading posts like I enjoy the process of ingesting fries with a sugary drink and some obscure parts of a cow (supposedly). Who: My target audience is my circle of friends (they friended me btw) and maybe the friends of my friends? What: My message is Facebook can ruin relationships if not used carefully and in moderation.Why: I’ve seen it happen. How: My tentative idea is to create a whole bunch of fictitious Facebook characters (Cinderella, Stepsister1, Stepsister2, Big Bad Wolf, Snow White, etc…) and have these characters’ relationships deteriorate (humorously) one thoughtless posting at a time.”
So what now? I’ve found out that I get this delicious and tingling happy feeling when I hit rock-bottom, usually hidden under layers of despair and self-pity. I guess that a little part of me realizes that from this point forward, the only direction things can go is up. I got a second wind. I am feeling energized. The project just grew in scale. I need to recruit fearless volunteers who can lend me their IP adresses and their long-standing email accounts to start over on a new attempt at etablishing my platform.