Even the Zombie Apocalypse Can’t Escape the Power of Social Media
How often do you think about the zombie apocalypse? If your answer is less than twice a day, then you’re doing it wrong. Sure, filling your head with thoughts of Scarlett Johansson and your fantasy football team is more pleasant – but those thoughts waste time. Precious preparation time.
Now that we live in a world permeated by social media, it’s safe to assume that things like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube will play a pretty big part in the zombie apocalypse.
And that’s exactly what this video explores. Recently posted by the Pixelpersecond channel, #Zombies: Followers of the Dead takes on the form of a documentary, set 6 months after the zombie outbreak. Those who survived tell their stories. It becomes apparent that social media played a crucial role in the aftermath, as it both helped and hurt the cause.
Apparently, Twitter was a force for good – providing clever hashtags, spreading the word on safe zones and supply locations. But it was also a force for evil – spreading lies and rumors about improper ways to fight the horde. Crosses don’t protect you against zombies, idiots. That’s vampires – and it doesn’t always work with them anyways.
And unfortunately, their depiction of the purpose YouTube would serve during the ZA is probably pretty accurate.
Check out the extremely well-done video below –
Now that you’ve seen it, I can tell you that they claim (on YouTube) that the entire thing was unscripted. Pretty impressive.
Back in May, the CDC tweeted a link their own zombie preparedness guide, which was featured on their blog. This tweet resulted in the crashing of the blog due to the amount of traffic. Strangely enough, the preparedness guide makes no mention of good strategies fro the utilization of social media during the outbreak.
That’s a shame, because you better believe that the first thing most people will do after witnessing their deceased loved one rise, is tweet about it.