HOPA Dry Erase Girl (2010) makes a reappearance on social networks


Facebook’s recent deal to acquire WhatsApp, makes me think that we are getting closer to having one primary social network that we do everything on. While, the logistics of such a feat are complicated, I wouldn’t be surprised if within the next five years, there are only 2-3 primary game players in the social networking sphere.

But the “big boys” wouldn’t get anywhere without content! Stories that are similar to one another tend to become popular around the same time and are repeated over and over in a culture (read: meme). Floating around Facebook this morning is a story about a young assistant who quits her job via a dry erase board. Take a look at it here. It was revealed later that it was a hoax put on by two masterminds at the Chive.

This story is four years old, but due to a recent resurgence of stories about female employees who have quit their jobs, it has gained interest again. The story is similar to the Super Bowl commercial where the puppeteer quits her day job and the story about the woman who was frustrated with the company’s focus on quantity over quality who teasingly left her post  via viral video.

Content creators and social media savants, make sure you are watching the trends and have relevant content top of mind and queued for publishing!


Viral Video Star Gets Job Offer from Queen Latifah

Marina Shifrin resigned Next Media Animation via goofy video gone viral
Marina Shifrin resigned Next Media Animation via goofy video gone viral

Marina Shifrin gave the old adage, “to thine own self be true,” a little test when she left her employer without another job secured elsewhere. Luckily for Shifrin, she didn’t have to wait too long before she received an offer with the Queen Latifah show, which is “ranked as the second most popular debut of a talk show” according to the LA Times. Prior to the offer, Shifrin stated, “Sometimes I think you need to forcefully close one door, in order for another to open a little easier.”

See a clip from the Queen Latifah show below:

If you haven’t seen the original video yet, make sure you catch Marina Shifrin’s dance-break-infused-frustration-driven-resignation.


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