Grandma Jess is on Facebook and it’s awesome.
- Me: Ahh, I was wondering why there were so many news people set up in Times Square.
- Me and Jose: Facebook IPO.
- Jose: Silly rich people.
My Thoughts on The Beatles/iTunes Announcement + skyklapper: I got angry today
iTunes announced The Beatles’ catalog would be available for sale in their store today. The feedback I read online was mixed, but I was blown away by all the pissed off people out there.
Those who surely consider themselves masters of satire photoshopped pictures poking fun at the iTunes homepage and this announcement, or spent time crafting witty 140 character tweets slamming the hype.
I get it. I do.
A) People make fun of things they don’t understand, and B) the internet gives us all a platform to be smarter/funnier/cooler/more provocative than we are in real life.
The announcement might not be the most groundbreaking news ever, but if you know anything about the story and the players, you know this is cool. I have the entire Beatles catalog on CD, but I was much more interested in this homepage and set of commercials than those created for the iPad. To each his own, but geez interweb peoples, get a hold of yourselves. Why so pissy?
I searched for “The Beatles” on tumblr, and found this post which, as long winded as mine is, summed up my sentiments as well. Click through to check it out what skyklapper has to say about the subject.
If this is real, I will openly judge anyone that uses it. Sorry.
If Facebook Existed Years Ago…
(Found these on Alexis’ wall, not sure who created them)