Nearly every day I think the heavens and the God that may live in them for the fact that I am a grown-ass woman now that social media has taken over.
I’m not saying that I was up to a whole ton of trouble back in my single days, but it was enough that I’m glad no one was photographing it with their phones and then Tweeting it. These days, the worst you’ll catch me doing with your camera phone is looking gnarly in the morning at elementary school drop-off.
The downfall of not being young and stupid in the age of social media is that I never had anyone make me a breathtaking “come back to me” video like Mark Potter of Google Chrome fame did, and I never had the opportunity to make one for someone else.
I wouldn’t trade my marriage or my fantastic husband for anything, but these ads are fun, even if just to live vicariously. Others, however, think Google Chrome’s ads are tiresome manipulations of sentimentality. At the worst, people think Mark Potter seems pathetic to be trying to win back his girl in such a public way.
What do you think of Mark Potter’s public plea to get Jen to give him a second chance? Would you ever make a video where you put yourself on the line like this?
How does this sort of public statement of emotion affect masculinity as a whole? Is Google manipulating viewers with sentimental ads like this and the one featuring the awesome dad who writes an e-journal of letters to his baby daughter Sophie? Or do they show a softer, more vulnerable side of masculinity?
Does Mark Potter represent you, as a man?
Oh and finally… Does anyone know whether Jen actually gave Mark a second chance?