A comedian has imagined what a commercial for Facebook would have looked like if the site had come out at the same time as AOL.
The giant monitor, the stilted conversation, the awful haircuts! It's a level of awkwardness that now only exists in all of our online communications.
Comedian Brent Weinbach modeled this parody after a real AOL commercial from 1995. In it, an Internet-savvy man gives his busy friend advice about getting tasks done quickly using Facebook. I kind of want to scream at the man who isn't using Facebook to run away before his entire life gets sucked into the void.
Still, it's sad that Facebook didn't exist in the 90s, because then all of our walls could look like this:
Here's the (100% real!) original AOL ad this is based on:
There was never any hope for us.