Short Bytes: Did you display enough courage to watch your Facebook ‘Friends Day’ video? On its birthday, Facebook is again pushing the Friends Day and showing the users a cheesy compilation of the images of their emojis and friends. For many users, it’s a confusing situation as Friendship Day is a well-recognized day that’s celebrated on other dates all across the world.Millions of people across the globe are logging into their Facebook accounts and seeing a creepy video in front of them, which wishes them “Happy Friends Day.” Well, what is it? Didn’t we celebrate Friendship Day, which is also recognized by the UN, on the first Sunday of August or July 30?
Well, it appears that Facebook wants that the users celebrate company’s birthday as Friends Day. To lure them into doing so, Facebook is here with a dancing humanoid robot that’s made out of emojis and images of your “best” friends.
It’s not the first time Facebook is trying hard to replace the well-recognized Friendship Day with its own Friends Day. In 2015, Zuckerberg said that February 4 isn’t just Facebook’s birthday. Instead, it’s all about celebrating friendship.
While people might be considering it a way to share their memories and happy moments, Facebook bosses might be having a different agenda in their mind. Over the time, Facebook’s News Feed has turned into a collection of links and GIFs, something that defeats its original purpose. This is making it harder for Facebook to use your information to fetch ad data from its user. The Friends Day gimmick is just a way to increase user engagement.
Here’s how people are reacting on Twitter:
How I feel about this whole "friends day" on Facebook 🙄 pic.twitter.com/XaOzrE6FzA
— Blessed Bella (@BlessedBella_) February 4, 2017
"Happy Friends Day, Philip! Here is a montage of photos of you with people you don't speak to any more. Enjoy!" – Facebook.
— Philip Ellis (@Philip_Ellis) February 2, 2017
@Facebook made me a friends day video
Every featured photo is a family member
Those people are forced to be my friends
Life is good
— Sarah (@sarahk_jennings) February 4, 2017
Sees only Friends Day videos!
*closes the app* pic.twitter.com/fVrLorVauz
— Shruti Sud (@shrutsays) February 2, 2017
That awkward moment when Donald Trump's Happy Friends Day video on Facebook is all of him because he has no friends.
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) February 4, 2017
Facebook tells me it's friends day? I feel a sudden need to trim the fat from my friends list.
— B. Run (@ibebethany) February 4, 2017
— Err (@Errendous) February 4, 2017
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