The NetSquared Global Leadership Council call was scheduled at 5pm.
I play football at 6pm.
To be the most effective with my time I decided to wear my usual five-a-side attire – a full Manchester City kit. To be clear, I *only* wear this kit for *playing* football, not watching or going to it, or anything else!
But, the call was on Google+. And livestreamed. Hence, my immediate thought on seeing my screen for the call (pic below) was the #FullKitWanker meme that has sprung up recently, since an inspired (and quite harsh!) post by Richard Price.
We lost 7-1 too. Dreadful
Flogging dead social media funnies…
Interesting tangent: the efforts people go to to extend someone else’s joke in the vague hope of catching attention. That ship has sailed – leave it!
The original post by Richard Price on the 24th August was fairly acknowledged to have derived from message boards and twitter in-jokes. As the post attracted more shares, comments, tweets and likes, some seem to have thought it worthy to try and capitalise. Hence, the domain name fullkitwankers.com was bought on the 28th August, along with an empty blog and soon-to-expire twitter account. This doesn’t seem connected to the originators.
With the football season starting, you can sense how this may be perceived to be a sure-fire hit. But, my feeling is that it won’t thrive – its very nature means it can easily slip into outright abuse and misunderstanding – a fine line the original meme *just about* got the right side, and walked away….