I’m sure by now you’ve come across or at least heard of the Twitter page “ShitMyDadSays.” If not, then I suggest you take a gander and get ready to laugh. It’s such an obviously simple idea – I’ve even considered doing this with a friend of mine, who will remain nameless – but that is what makes it so great.
I first heard of this Tweeter at a WOMMA networking event while discussing who’s Twitter accounts were fun to visit during a hectic day at work. Justin Halpern is a 29-year-old guy who moved back in with his 73-year-old dad and basically records all the ridiculous and hilarious things that come out of his mouth. I decided to check out his page, and sure enough I was hooked. With tweets like "Son, no one gives a shit about all the things your cell phone does. You didn't invent it, you just bought it. Anybody can do that," how could you not become a follower. Next thing I know the name Justin Halpern is all the buzz– 700,000 plus followers, a book deal, a TV show! Finally, Twitter has proven itself to be something more than a fad.
Sometimes that is just the way it goes, the simple ideas are the ones that make it big. And with our world shifting to social media, all it took was a tweet.
Ah, Truth or Dare, brings back so many childhood memories. And now as an adult, we have been given the chance to channel our inner child and bring back the “I double-dog dare you…”
There’s a new social platform in town, makeadare.com, where you can challenge your fellow members to a dare, any dare. Each dare can be “hyped” or “dissed” and members must show video proof of completion of the dare. It’s a sort of Jackass meets Facebook type platform and guaranteed to make you feel like a kid again. Currently, this site is in beta, but I have a feeling that this is just the beginning of a new trend.
Go and check it out, I dare you...