Yesterday the rock band Nickelback was surpassed in Facebook popularity by a pickle. On Feb 3rd a Facebook fan page was started to get a pickle more fans than Nickelback and in a little over two weeks it succeeded. The pickle now has 1,417,335 fans as opposed to Nickelback’s 1,413,834 Facebook fans.
Was this a special pickle? No. It was just a pickle. Actually it was a picture of a pickle. However, it is pretty clear from the comments on the page that most people who joined are not pickle enthusiasts, but are showing that they are not fans of the band. Much of the negative feeling towards the band comes from what is described as a “generic” sound. For many Nickelback has come to be the most common example of a band that plays for the money, not the love of the music. Of course, musical taste is subjective and over 1.4 million people disagree.
The “Can this pickle get more fans than…” idea was not new to the Nickelback, however the anti-Nickelback was far more successful than any other. An anti-Twilight group is in second with over 500,000 Fans
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