This week, a viral “challenge” took Twitter and other social media by storm. The “Florida Man Challenge” called for people to:
- Google “Florida Man” and their birthdate,
- Find a headline about the activities of a “Florida Man” that matched their birthdate, and
- Post that headline to their social media account.
The challenge spread like a cat meme, so much so that typing “Florida Man” into the Google search bar resulted in suggested entries that were almost exclusively calendar dates.
Of course, I wrote about it:https://t.co/nFMWQPbMRT
— Gabrielle Calise (@gabriellecalise) March 21, 2019
Doing this was, as we like to say at Ars, a really bad idea.