Facebook Parody

November 21, 2012

In an english class last spring I was assigned to write a ‘humorous’ essay. I decided that instead of writing a conventional Word Doc, I would instead use the assignment as an excuse to learn the basics of Illustrator. Given those two parameters - humorous essay and illustrator - the idea I came up with was to create a fake Facebook news feed with stereotypical characters.

I spent quite a while brainstorming and storyboarding general Facebook personas before settling on:

  • A relationship between a boy & a girl
  • A college student
  • A social media addict
  • A philosophizer
  • A clicktivist (someone who is an activist online)

I then wrote out the interweaving narratives and posts for each character and designed them into a fake Facebok feed. The goal of the essay was to create humor by highlighting the funny quirks of this ubiquitous medium. The result is below for your judgement.

Note: the timeline should be read from bottom to top if you want to read it in chronological order.

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