New Facebook Look Back Link Is Like A Convenient ‘Please Ruin My Day’ Button
Facebook is celebrating its 10th anniversary by allowing users to view a video montage of their greatest Facebook hits. So, if you’ve got some humiliating posts or photo uploads that you’d forgotten about, you can now share them with the world!
Yes, the new Look Back link generates a 60 second short film highlighting your Facebook firsts and most liked posts. It also pulls up a few random photos and posts just because they might contain angst-filled poetry you posted as a college freshman or pictures of you drunkenly making out with those exes you’re now ashamed of.
It’s a wonderful experience you can enjoy with all your friends, family and coworkers! (What? Of course they care!)
Am I not being cynical enough for you? Well wait! There’s more!
If you’re like me, you probably don’t upload photos of yourself or post about anything that pertains to your actual life. (What do you mean “paranoid”?) That means you’ll click the link expecting to get a smug chuckle or two, only to find that your sardonic quips and self-generated memes aren’t as clever as you thought they were, leaving you feeling (rightly) like a total
d–k jerk who wasted the past decade trying to entertain people who probably blocked your posts from their newsfeed years ago.
Now, I know a few of you will be happy with your Look Back video because you’ve actually lived life to the fullest and can look back with pride at your accomplishments. To you I say…