19 December 2009 1310 Views

12 Days of Viral – DAY SEVEN

by Scott Caldwell

On the seventh day of viral, my movie gave to me…..


Facebook interaction.


I am picking three films to discuss on this day, because those three films use Facebook in such an interesting way. The most common thing to do nowadays is to post the exact thing, on all forms of social networking. It gets tiring after a while. We need originality, and these three gave it to us.


Let’s start with the first on the list, 9. This Facebook page was used almost as a prequel of sorts. Giving you clues on how the characters came to be, and gave you a look at the man who created them. Clues were given on this page, which in turn lead you to the main viral page, which in turn lead to different areas of viral such as Twitter and contests.





Next, we see the film 2012. This movie had a few pages. A couple of them that, as mentioned, just posted what was in their tweets, as well as their site. Nothing great there. But as we got closer to the release of the movie, one of the pages took a turn. A turn for the good.

Farewell Atlantis ended up secretly giving out coordinates to the locations of their “drops” by giving out locations of the book signings. With the help of sites such as ours and unfiction, places were swarmed with hopes of being part of one.





Finally, we look at Sherlock Holmes, which has moved completely out of the arena of Facebook pages. This page, is not really a page at all. It’s a game, where you and a friend, team up as Holmes and Watson, and search for clues. This is genius! Right up until the genius turned out to be someone in 7-11’s corporate office and decided what better way to tine in Slurpee’s, and Robert Downey Jr.

I give them credit. For trying.





Other Days In The “12 Days of Viral” Series:
A trailer without a title
A Twitter account with the truth
Three Websites
My face on the site
800 Numbers
Password protection



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