No One Is Watching Your Facebook Movie

Lately my Facebook news feed is inundated with posts that say “Here’s my Facebook movie. Find yours at https://facebook.com/lookback/.”

I confess, I watched the first one that popped up, because I wanted to see generally what they looked like.  And then I watched mine.   That was sufficient.

Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand the appeal of watching a compilation of  milestone events in your life, and to the extent those milestone events occurred on (or were captured by) Facebook, that’s great.  But what I don’t understand is why any of us would be under the delusion that others would feel the same intense longing to watch a video recap of our Facebook experience.

Agree?  Disagree?  Let me know.

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5 thoughts on “No One Is Watching Your Facebook Movie”

  1. I watched two, and I MIGHT make one for ME to look at, but no, I have no illusion that people are interested in looking at my crappy pictures and silly comments. If I were insanely popular, it would have been fun to do, but the fact that I keep my FB account to people I know in real life means that I’m not that “big” on FB.

  2. I think the Facebook movies I enjoyed watching were either a) members of my family (seeing my sister-in-law’s video with photos of my nieces as babies was nostalgically pleasing), or b) people who I have been friends with for a long time and whose videos I knew I might find old photos of myself in. The latter is obviously self-indulgent, much like the posting of my own movie, and the former is to some extent, as well. But then again, so is Facebook and social media in general. It’s true that most people might not look at your video, but how is that any different than what we post on Facebook every day? I definitely see your point, but I did get some warm smiles from some of the videos I watched. Nice post!

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