Louis C.K. parody reveals the one button Facebook needs

No, it's not a 'hate' button or 'private' button. It's something far more pertinent to the truth of social networking.

Perfect. Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Your spiritual guide might be the Dalai Lama, Miley Cyrus or Evan Snapchat.

Mine is Louis C.K. He has that desperate grip on reality, despite the modern world trying to rip it from him at every moment.

He's already explained why he won't let his kids have cell phones in stunningly persuasive words.

Now, a Louis C.K. parody account offers that he'd like to make a positive contribution to Facebook.

In a tweet that will surely resonate with so many who are consumed by Facebook's "news," parody Louis mused: "If this existed, I'd probably use Facebook a lot more."

Beneath it was a depiction of a Facebook-like button. The graphic was two hands outstretched, palms up. The words? "So What?"

Just to ensure that this whole thing seemed entirely realistic, beneath this graphic was the message: "You and 82 others don't give a f***."

You might think he was being merely irascible. You might imagine he sounds embittered.

But think about how Facebook currently operates. If you don't like something that's posted, you tend to move swiftly past it, as if it's a piece of smelly detritus on the road to your daily enlightenment.

With parody Louis' suggestion, you can not only express yourself accurately, but you can also help your Facebook friends understand what is interesting and what is annoying, self-absorbed garbage.

I feel sure that a meeting between parody Louis C.K. and Mark Zuckerberg would provide great fruit for the future of what has become a bloated, vacuous entity.

Corrected at 9:40 a.m. PT: This article originally stated this was the real Louis C.K. account. It is a parody.

 

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