No doubt many of you will recognise this from the latest series of the IT crowd, but it’s such a good parody of social networks -and particularly Facebook – that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it on Law Actually.
In the explanatory video of what Friendface is all about, an analogy with contagious illnesses is drawn. And I think that’s about right for a lot of social networks out there.
Some of my favourite quotes:
“Each Friendface page is like a petridish filled with Friendface germs.”
“It’s basically a diseased face of friendship.”
“Just sign up to Friendface by giving us all of your personal information.”
“We own everything you put on friendface – it says so in the terms and agreements. But don’t worry about that, we won’t use it to do anything bad – we promise!”
Later in the actual episode, Moss bemoans that his mother has signed up to Friendface, meaning he must endure yet another channel of communication with her. When colleague Jen suggests that that can only be a good thing, Moss’ reservations quickly become understandable when he reveals she’s set her online mood to ‘sensual’.
You just can’t beat this stuff.