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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Do you really need a special day to go retro?

Good Day World!

For those of you who are still resisting entry into the computer age, I should explain what Throwback Thursday is.

Basically, social media users (Bloggers, Twitterers, Instagramers, etc) like to have weekly posts with themes. Whoever thought of Throwback Thursday doesn’t really matter.

All that matters is posting something retro. Like an old picture of yourself in diapers and chocolate cake smeared on your mug.

People seem to enjoy this activity. From all reports social media participation in this weekly event is growing. Will we start seeing mainstream news with special segments called: Throwback Thursday soon?

Because I’m not a regular boob tube watcher, there may well already be special slots on news programs where the anchorman has to share old photos of himself doing odd things like frowning into the camera when he was six-years-old displaying two teeth in a gummy mouth.

I wouldn’t be surprised. There’s a certain lemming effect when it comes to entertainment venues crossing over to the other side. If it’s good for getting views (lot’s of interest) on your blog, Twitter and so on, then it’s capable of crossing over to cable.

As far as going retro on a regular basis, it seems like a rather redundant way to reel in new viewers or get comments. I suspect it’ll be like a fad and have a shelf life someday. Just not soon!

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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