Taiwanese animation spoofs new Facebook changes


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Next Media Animation, the speedy Taiwanese animators who spoofed the fake Apple stores in China, have churned out a new video mocking the Facebook changes announced at the F8 developers conference.

The animators have some rich material on their hands with the upcoming updates, which have provoked both enthusiasm and anger from users and which speak to Facebook’s goal of encouraging people to share more and more of their lives online.


Highlights of the video include:

1. Facebook users protesting the convoluted changes -- one sign reads ‘Yo dawg, I heard you like Facebook so we put a Facebook in your Facebook so you can Facebook while you Facebook.’

2. A member dreaming of jumping to rival social network Google+, then finds he is chained to Facebook ‘because all their friends are there.’

3. Men from Netflix and Spotify, which built apps for Facebook’s sharing-focused redesign, bowing to Mark Zuckerberg like peons worshipping a god.

4. A user frantically runs away from Facebook and, in a nod to the Matrix movies, is offered two pills. After swallowing the Google+ pill instead of the Facebook one, he wakes up from the Matrix and promptly falls into a bloody dungeon littered with bones of people who also chose Google+.


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-- Shan Li

Video: Spoof on new Facebook changes. Credit: Next Media Animation