Ah internet, you do make us smile sometimes. The latest reason for our smile comes as the infamous “I declare the content on this page belongs to me” status update on Facebook makes the rounds.
The reinvigoration of the post was brought to our attention by host of political satire show, Last Week Tonight, John Oliver who recently shared the following video on the Last Week Tonight Facebook page.
Firstly, sharing this video will not protect you, though it will give your friends a comedic break from the barrage of baby pictures, cat memes and adverts that populate their timelines everyday.
The status update Oliver makes mention of in the video is a version of one that has died and resurfaced more times than we care to count. The latest version of the post looks something like this:
Now it’s official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: $5.99 to keep the subscription of your status to be set to “private”. If you paste this message on your page, it will be offered free (paste not share) if not tomorrow, all your posts can become public. Even the messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. After all, it does not cost anything for a simple copy and paste
Which is, of course, nonsense.