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Satirically Honest Internet Cartoons

The 'Social Media in Real Life' Cartoon Parodies Facebook

— July 13, 2013 — Pop Culture
Cartoonist Sarah Anderson has just released an absolutely hilarious and topical cartoon titled 'Social Media in Real Life.' This satirical comic strip draws attention to the bizarre nature of social media, Facebook in particular. It begins with a mousy illustrated girl shouting into a megaphone: "ATTENTION FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS! I JUST ATE A BURGER... AND IT WAS GOOD!" While she shouts this, she stands in front of a crowded theater. Hazy people from the crowd shout out: "I like it!" and "Me too!"

This comic strip exposes how ridiculous it is that social media users feel the need to post everything from what they've ate to the movie they're about to see. It's also ridiculous that people "Like" these actions, before almost immediately forgetting about them. With this comic strip, Sarah Anderson beautifully parodies social media culture. Hopefully more of her comic strips will soon be released, maybe tackling Twitter?
Trend Themes
1. Social Media Culture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a social media platform that encourages meaningful and authentic interactions, rather than an obsession with constant updates and validation.
2. Satirical Art - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a virtual gallery or platform for artists to showcase and sell their satirical artworks, reaching a wider audience and challenging societal norms.
3. Online Comic Strips - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create an interactive and customizable platform for users to create and share their own comic strips, enabling them to express their creativity and humor in a digital format.
Industry Implications
1. Social Media Platforms - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate machine learning algorithms into social media platforms to filter and prioritize content based on user preferences, increasing engagement and reducing information overload.
2. Art Marketplaces - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop an AI-powered art marketplace that uses algorithms to match satirical artists with potential buyers and collectors, revolutionizing the way art is discovered, valued, and sold.
3. Digital Publishing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a subscription-based digital publishing platform specifically for comic strips, providing a centralized hub for readers and artists to connect and monetize their work.
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