View profile

lord farquaad calls the cops on facebook's deep fried memes: your daily distraction... you're welcome

lord farquaad calls the cops on facebook's deep fried memes: your daily distraction... you're welcome
By Truly Social Inc. • Issue #309 • View online

“Surfing the web has become like watching TV back in the day, just flicking through a handful of websites looking for something new on.”
- Reddit user, wengerboys.
Facebook: GDP-Ahhh!
Remember when we reported that Facebook and Google were already getting hit with GDPR lawsuits on day 1? Well, the total of the day 1 GDPR lawsuits now comes to a massive $8.8 billion! Yikes!
Facebook's legal team right now.
Facebook's legal team right now.
Memewatch: A Post-Meme Society?
We’re seeing more and more abstract memes these days. These memes typically rely on a meta-awareness of older memes or are just random things being ironically forced. For example, “deep frying” of memes for dramatic effect. Right now, we’re seeing Discord users trying to ironically force a concrete slab as a meme. There’s also some weird mashup going down with Lord Farquaad (from Shrek) and the YouTuber, Markiplier… So, yeah…
Above: Us trying to explain a tier 3 meme but we've got to explain about 9 years of internet first, in order for people to understand the nuances.
Above: Us trying to explain a tier 3 meme but we've got to explain about 9 years of internet first, in order for people to understand the nuances.
Uber: Call 911!
Uber has finally added in-app 911 assistance. This is great news in terms of rider safety (particularly for female passengers). But we can’t help but think that better background checks for drivers would also limit the amount of danger that passengers face when riding alone.
Just make sure that your driver doesn't need to call the cops on you.
Just make sure that your driver doesn't need to call the cops on you.
Pinterest: Is Peaking!
The evidence is showing that Pinterest is growing faster than Twitter and Snapchat! With 90% of weekly pinners using the app to make purchasing decisions, it seems that there’s a goldmine of consumers out there, too!
We're in!
We're in!
Have a happy Paper Clip Day from all of us here at Truly Social!

  • Check out our brand new podcast here
  • Or the latest entry in our blog series here 
Did you enjoy this issue?
Truly Social Inc.

We read the internet for you and then you pass your knowledge off as if you did all of the work. Sent out every Friday!

If you don't want these updates anymore, please unsubscribe here
If you were forwarded this newsletter and you like it, you can subscribe here
Powered by Revue
Truly Social Inc. Suite 205, 103 Richmond Street E, Toronto, ON M5C 1N9