Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I love getting dressed up and pretending to be someone else for a day. It makes me happy to see how excited my nephews get about their costumes and trick-or-treating. I’m impressed with the creative and unique costumes with pop culture references, like the Allstate Mayhem guy or Lego Batman.
What I don’t love is being scared. I’m the biggest scaredy cat about horror movies. For reals. I mean, even episodes of Buffy gave me nightmares! So yeah, the Take This Lollipop thing kinda freaked me out. If you haven’t done it yet, go do it now before you read further. I’ll wait…
I’ll just look at this cute LOLcat while you do that.
Are you done watching it? Creepy, right? I think it might just give me nightmares! Someone is out to get me, you guys!!!
But seriously, this is both genius and creepy. The integration of your Facebook profile and photos is very well done. For me it even picked out a picture of me with a friend’s one year old son, and I got scared for him for a minute and forgot that this was all fake.
On the other hand, it shows just how much information we share with the world online. Sure, most of us probably don’t have some gruesome stalker out there… but if I did, there are plenty of photos and information available online. I’m certainly not saying we should go off the grid, but it does remind us all to think about all that we share on the web.
Are you a scaredy cat like me? What did you think of Take This Lollipop?
Have a Happy Halloween!