Business of Fintech
Fed launches Facebook page, Hawaiian shirt insanity ensues
- The Federal Reserve started a Facebook page: "Whats the worst that could happen?"
- Then the worst happened.
When the Federal Reserve decided to start a Facebook page, I'm sure the thinking went something like: "Hey, we should be on social media, everyone else is. What's the worst that could happen?" And then the worst happened. The Fed obviously isn't familiar with the internet, and the golden rule that comes with it: If you try to own the internet, the internet owns (or pwns) you. Just like Josh Lyman of the West Wing discovering what happens when you try and take control of internet message boards, the Fed has seen its posts bombarded with trolling comments mocking its policies and outright questioning of the existence of the Federal Reserve. It's tough to get in touch with the Fed (is there an 800 number to call?), so users on Facebook have decided to vent their frustrations in the comment section of the Facebook page. Some of the comments are a little out there, and some even call for bringing down capitalism. But in between it all, we found some genuinely funny and spot on comments. For the record, I'm not a Facebook commentator; I'm just here to report on the craziness of the Federal Reserves Facebook page. So here are 9 of the funniest comments on the Fed's Facebook page.