What The Italian Referendum Result Means For Your Facebook Feed


AS a user of social media, you may have noticed a lot of talk today about a referendum in Italy, the resignation of the Italian PM, and what all this might mean for the European Union. But before you concern yourself with how all this will affect the political stage in Europe, first let’s take a look at how it will affect your Facebook feed.

1) You’re going to see a lot of things you don’t understand

As with all major news events, your Facebook feed is going to clog up with huge amounts of articles and opinions about things you can’t even pretend to understand. You logged on to rant about how terrible last night’s Westworld was, and you got hit in the virtual face with post after post about the right-wing this and economic turmoil that… you haven’t a notion about Italian politics, Christ, you didn’t even know the name of the Italian PM before it showed up on your phone. Nevertheless…

2) You’re going to have to wing it when it comes to commenting

Look, if it’s on social media, you have to comment on it. It doesn’t matter that these are things you have no clue about; just go for it. Throw in some nonsense that you’ve just made up, blame it on the minorities, throw in a remark about how this is all just the beginning of a slippery slope that will end in death for everyone… you don’t have to worry about being right, just get 5 likes for each comment and you’ll have done your part. And then:

3) It’ll all be over soon

If you’re worried about having to put up with current affairs stories jamming up your Facebook feed when all you want is to look at selfies. Although the Italian referendum on whatever may have long-ranging repercussions for the future of the EU, it’ll all be forgotten about on Facebook by 8 o’clock tonight, 9 at the latest.