Being Easter Weekend today is our #Funnyfriday, for arguments sake lets call it Funny Thursday. So it’s time to come up with weird news from around the world.
So let’s get to it, how many of your Facebook friends do you actually know in person? With how many of them have you had personal contact in the last few weeks or even years? How many of them do you consider as good friends? Personally the majority of the time I can`t even remember where I know people from that I’m connected with on social media.
The US photographer Ty Morin had the exact same “problem”. But he wanted to make a change and he decided he was going to meet all his 788 Facebook friends in person. Quite a challenge, right? Especially when you consider the fact that they are all spread around the world in different countries.
Ty made it even more challenging for himself and set himself the task to take pictures of them and learn about their lives. To do the shoots, he has to spend at least one hour with them, because instead of using a modern digital camera, he decided to use an old 8×10 model instead.
To be able to afford his fancy project, he works as a wedding photographer and helps with his father’s business. He also had a bit more help from a fund raising effort he made on Kickstarters, which earned him $ 13,000. He hopes to reach his goal by the end of 2016. So far he managed to meet around 20 of these Facebook friends in person, some of them are even ex-girlfriends!
“There’s going to be some awkward instances,’’ he admitted. “I think it’s going to be good to reconnect with people even if I don’t know them.”
Here at 4pm we think it’s a great idea! Maybe we should take a leaf out of Ty’s book and look through our lists of friends and followers on our Social Media and get in contact with the people we haven’t seen in ages. Enjoy your weekend, guys!!