Social Networking In Real Life Looks Absolutely Ridiculous (Video)

Social networking is everywhere these days. It’s next to impossible to find someone who doesn’t have a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and most of the communication we have with one another — both friends and strangers — is mediated through these platforms.

Social networking, of course, is meant to facilitate communication — but do the methods and terminology of the social networking sphere really make sense in real life?

That’s what Jena Kingsley set out to determine.

As part of a social experiment, the YouTube prankster took to the streets of New York to test social media activity on strangers and gauge their reactions.

In one case, she tells a woman,

I’m following you. Just giving you an alert — you don’t have to do anything, just know it and enjoy it!

In another case, she pokes a stranger and asks if he wants to poke her back. And in a third instance, she approaches a pair of men and asks them if they will “accept” her friendship.

Unsurprisingly, all of her subjects seem taken aback and confused by her behavior; some are even a little freaked out. Her findings beg the question: Why is this behavior okay online and so not okay in real life?

It may just be a goofy prank video, but Kingsley’s social experiment will really make you think and reconsider your social media dependence. We have to applaud her for this incredibly clever and thought-provoking video — it’s something that everyone will be able to relate to.

Check it out up top, and head to Kingsley’s YouTube channel to see more of her pranks and comedy videos.

READ  Cool Pranks For Cats

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/humor/social-networking-real-life-looks-ridiculous-video/911520/