Facebook is a great social media site where users can find out what’s happening around their town. Restaurants, concert venues, schools, aquariums, and even breweries update their schedules for the customers. Whether it is a live band playing or a new product release, employers log onto social media sites like Facebook to generate buzz about their special occasion.
Social media has become the dominating form of communications in the 21st century. More and more audiences are utilizing unique media channels to get their word out. Some social media sites that people are using include Twitter, LinkedIn, Vine, Snapchat, and others. Even as more social media channels open up, Facebook continues to be a popular social media site for generating buzz about your event.
In some cases, the events aren’t necessarily associated with a business or organization. Some events are organized by users who are looking to do something out of spontaneity. Anyone can create an event for a specific purpose, which means there’s lots of room for spontaneous activities.
Spontaneous events spruce up every week around the city, prompting users to gather to a specific location. These participants ‘scream like’ a specific character or ‘run like’ their favorite protagonist. For example, an event titled ‘Scream like Goku’ urges participants to come together to scream like Goku from Dragon Ball Z. Everyone gathers together at a specific time to start screaming for a few minutes.
Another related event titled “Screaming Soiled It @ Trump Tower” urges participants to gather around Trump Tower to scream ‘soiled it’ over and over. Fans of Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants would recognize the line from the episode titled ‘The Algae’s Always Greener’ on season three. Any Spongebob Squarepants fans (or fans of the popular meme for that matter!) would definitely be interested in meeting up in Trump Tower.
As silly as some of these events are, its intriguing to see how these events are bringing people together. Ideas like Flash Mobs draw people into one fantastic event where everyone stops what they are doing and get into a dance routine. Rather than isolate people any further, these events are drawing strangers into one friendly event. Those strangers you met up with at the spontaneous event could be the new BFF in your life. In a time where social media becomes the trending media norm in the 21st century, people are utilizing creative ways to connect with each other through events where they scream like their favorite character.
These spontaneous events were really interesting! I’ve been seeing these humorous events popping up around my Facebook newsfeed and I figured this would be an interesting topic. It’s great to see people coming together in a designated location (even if it is something silly like screaming like Goku!). This is the kind of occasion where long-lasting friendships could be made.
This is one instance where social media continues to bring people together. People are meeting new friends, acquaintances, and even relationships that they never saw coming. Social media channels like Facebook are great for spreading awareness about your event happening. Whether it is a live band playing for your restaurant or gathering people to yell like their favorite heroes, there is some event going on for everyone to enjoy.