3 Silly Tricks to Play On Facebook

Who’s against having a little unadulterated fun every now and then? Here are 5 silly things that you can amuse yourself with on Facebook.

1. Blabber T’ yer Mates Like A Pirate

Perfect for a Talk Like a Pirate Day

If you fancy being a bit silly and having your Facebook read like a manifesto out of a dead man’s chest, then you should be interested in changing your Facebook Language to Pirate. To do so, go to Ye Ship’s Rigging, err; Account Settings => Language and then select your Primary Language as English (Pirate). Sadly, you’ll be the only one seeing your pirate talk.

Y'er Tongue, Mate!

Diet Pepsi Beckham Viral Video

It started of me noticing a video of David Beckham on Facebook posted by one of my soccer crazed friends, so I was curious enough about it that I click on it and watched it. It was simply a video of him shooting three soccer balls into bins on a beach, but while watching the video I could not help but notice him holding a can of Diet Pepsi and drinking from it and then reading that this was filmed after the shoot. The video was amusing and I read a few comments debating the authenticity of it but at the end of the day the thought of him drinking a Diet Pepsi was the image that stuck with me for the longest and that’s how I got to notice Pepsi’s latest social media marketing campaign.

So What’s The Campaign About?

The Campaign is pretty simple in a sense; it doesn’t have the high production values of the usual Pepsi commercial. As a matter of fact it doesn’t even explicitly say or show Pepsi at any point in the commercial. The only thing that indicates that it’s related to Pepsi at all, beside the glimpses you get of the can every now and then, is the fact that it’s on Pepsi’s Youtube page.

The Buzz

The video to date has been watched more than 1.48 million times on Pepsi’s Youtube channel and has sparked a heated debate on the authenticity of it spread across blogs, Twitter, Facebook and a 1,300+ comments on the original video. The debate is completely void of any mentions of Pepsi, even though it’s a Pepsi commercial, but every single one of those people must have noticed the new shiny silver Pepsi can in the commercial. and those interested enough in getting either more Beckham or Pepsi must have clicked on the link below the video for Diet Pepsi’s Facebook page.

Twitter Debate of The Video

Lessons Learned

  • In a post-branding era the conversation is more important than the traditional aspects of branding and with this commercial Pepsi attracted a crowd that might have scoffed at the idea of discussing a Pepsi commercial when that’s exactly what they are doing.
  • The attraction power of a star. If it was just a random person doing this trick it surely wouldn’t have attracted that many people over this short span of time, the fact that people knew who David is made them have some ground for a debate.

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Sony Ericsson Teams Up with 6 Rising Tennis Stars for a Reality Show

Sony Ericsson wanted to promote their new line of Xperia smartphones, they also had their Sony Erricson Tennis Open coming up so they decided to create a campaign that will promote both things at the same time. Having already promoted the open as the first “fully integrated” foursquare event, they wanted the campaign to be based in social media as well.

So they went for a campaign that was part reality show, part commercial, and interacts fully with the public through social media, the Xperia Hotshots Campaign.

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Go To Cannes, Be Famous and Help an NGO Get Some Exposure on The Way

Youtube and the Cannes Lion are using their global reach to do some good for the world by bringing creatives to NGO’s and organizations that could use their talents for their causes, but you’ll miss the campaign if you are not looking for it.

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Facebook HOW TO: Create Your Own URL on Facebook

Facebook HOW TO: Create Your Own URL on Facebook

Facebook URL

Sometimes your profile on Facebook is not accessible through the search on there, sometimes it is not easy to spell your name or guide others to how they can reach your profile on Facebook. In those cases the usage of a Facebook URL becomes really helpful.

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The Spokeswomen For Athenos Hummus is Snarky Yiayia?!

The Spokeswomen For Athenos Hummus is Snarky Yiayia?!

An example of Athenos' interaction

Kraft has launched a new campaign for their Athenos brand that is stirring up a bit of a controversy. The Meet Yiayia campaign introduces Americans to a bunch of cantankerous yiayias (Greek grandmothers). Those yiayias happen to not approve of much beside Athenos hummus and just like any self-respecting yiayia they have...

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HOW TO: Remove Facebook’s Photo Viewer Theatre

HOW TO: Remove Facebook’s Photo Viewer Theatre

Say No To the Ugly Photo Viewer

One day we all woke up, logged onto Facebook and click on a photo only to be horrified by what we were seeing. The new Facebook photo viewer is atrocious, and navigating it is a nightmare. Thankfully people have already rolled out various solutions to the problem.

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5 Great Facebook Fan Pages That Truly “Get it”

5 Great Facebook Fan Pages That Truly “Get it”

Victoria's Secret's Page

A Facebook fanpage is quickly becoming the place where people go to get the latest news about what is going on with a brand, it is also becoming the favorite place for people to make their inquiries about the brand and just generally interact with the brands that they like. So it is really important to have a well designed fanpage. There...

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Take a Break, Have an Orangutan Finger

Take a Break, Have an Orangutan Finger

Thanks For Giving Us a Break

Environmentalists are truly a unique breed, they are so driven and passionate about their causes and they see failure in apocalyptic terms. This makes them very effective as campaigners and willing to employ any method that might aid them. One of the most renowned and well establish in the field of environmental activism is Green...

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Now you can b**** about your job on Facebook & get away with it!

Now you can b**** about your job on Facebook & get away with it!

And You Have Precedence for a Case

As soon as Facebook use became ubiquitous we started hearing about more and more people who have lost their jobs due to the service. There are plenty of stories, from those caught skipping work to attend a Halloween party to those who just unloaded on their boss after a bad day. Although people tend to be careless, they are still...

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