Upstart Pickle Has More Facebook Fans Than Nickelback
While silliness and vitriolic dislike are the coin of the social media realm, it's usually hard for campaigns of this type to make themselves heard above the noise. Yet the pickle page's growth rate -- it started on Feb. 3 -- was more akin to high-profile political movements like the popular 'I bet we can find 1,000,000 people who support same sex marriage,' which gained over two million members over a similar span. All of which leads inevitably to questions about why Nickelback, in particular, have incurred the wrath of so many.
In the wake of the pickle campaign's resounding success, several inanimate-object-versus-popular-band fan pages have popped up on Facebook. Future showdowns include a gummy bear taking on Miley Cyrus, a corn dog that has apparently set its sights on Coldplay and countless others.