The History of the World According to Facebook
In August 2010, Wylie Overstreet published a satirical article called "If Historical Events Had Facebook Statuses" on the website CoolMaterial.com. Within a month, it had received 3 million views and had been "liked" by 120,000 Facebook users. In A WORLD HISTORY ACCORDING TO FACEBOOK, Overstreet... show more
In August 2010, Wylie Overstreet published a satirical article called "If Historical Events Had Facebook Statuses" on the website CoolMaterial.com. Within a month, it had received 3 million views and had been "liked" by 120,000 Facebook users. In A WORLD HISTORY ACCORDING TO FACEBOOK, Overstreet expands this concept into a full-length history of the world, from its creation up through to the present day, as if Facebook had existed all along and Abraham Lincoln had written a status update about "taking the missus to the theater" on April 15, 1865 and Ben Franklin had done the same alerting his network that he'd signed the Declaration of Independence ("Bring it," replied John Adams). Filled with hundreds of real-life historical figures and thousands of not-at-all-real Facebook statuses, comments, and actions, and parodying Facebook users' proclivity to over-share and use lazy jargon ("lol," "rofl," "fml," etc.), this is the definitive humor book for our generation.
Publish date: October 11th 2011
Publisher: It Books
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
There's everything in here - history, science, pop culture, politics - and it's all fantastically clever. It's also a very quick read, and dragged in a couple places, but I loved this. In fact, I loved it so much, I'm handing it over to my sister who wants to read it next before I have to return...
Minus one star because I wish it were longer/more detailed, but what it did include was hilarious. On a personal note, I was thrilled to see June 28, 1997 (my wedding day) in there as the day Evander Holyfield announced that he was no longer in a relationship with his ear (Mike Tyson likes this), an...
Yes, it's a one trick pony. But it made me guffaw any number of times. Overstreet has his finger on the pulse of ... well, us as hive-mind. Some of the pictures he chose to represent historical people/events were hilarious. I thought the inclusion of the odd modern bit into the historical timeline (...
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-history-of-world-according-to.htmlThe History of the World According to Facebook requires both an understanding of history and an irreverent sense of humor. As the title suggests, the book presents history from the ...
This was so funneh :) I kept bursting out laughing and people looked at me :) Haha! Amazing :D ((I didnt get some things.. i really need more education :P))http://basicallybooks1994.blogspot.com/