Some Tweets Have Proven That Christmas Isn't for Everyone

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez December 28, 2011

If you've ever cursed your parents for not getting you the most expensive gift out there, you might take offense at this article, since it has to do with people who were, for example, disappointed at their parents because they got them a car instead of an iPad. A new meme has appeared that makes fun of the anger people expressed on twitter when they didn't get exactly what they wanted. This is perhaps parallel to the "first world problems" meme.

John Hendren, a comedian who also posts on YouTube, took notice of this tendency to tweet about such frustrations on Christmas and retweeted all the tweets these over privileged people posted. One of the best tweets featured in the video he compiled read: "I swear, everybody got an iPhone 4S. I asked for one and I didn't get it. Santa, I hate you."

Another tweeter wanted to make his frustrations clear that the gift he got was in the wrong color, as if this changes the function in any way: "I wanted the white iPod instead of the black."

A team at the University of Vermont has studied Twitter's activity and noticed that people -- at least those on Twitter -- have been getting less happy lately. This event was referred to as a "happiness downturn" in the report.

Hendren, on the other hand, just happened to slip into a search result in Twitter which led him into the most over privileged spoiled brats anyone's probably ever seen in their lives. The tweeters were complaining about not receiving an iPhone, Kindle, Blackberry, a car (yes, a car), or an iPad. The search terms used by Hendren were "iPad," "iPod," "not getting," "car," and "iPhone." Showing the most recent tweets, on Christmas, Hendren came across some of the most shameless statements ever made on a Christmas day.

Hendren spoke with TechCrunch about how he got the idea: "I was visiting my family. They'd all gone to be somewhat early on Christmas Eve night, and I was lying awake playing with Twitter's search function on my iPhone. Nobody I was following was tweeting much of anything at the time, so I didn't feel too bad about flooding my timeline. I think I did about 40 or 50 before people started posting fake tweets, which made it harder to find real ones among the search results, so I cut it off probably around noon on Christmas morning. There are probably even better real ones among all the fake ones out there by now, but it's too hard to tell."

Miguel Leiva-Gomez is a professional writer with experience in computer sciences, technology, and gadgets. He has written for multiple technology and travel outlets and owns his own tech blog called The Tech Guy, where he writes educational, informative, and sometimes comedic articles for an audience that is less versed in technology.

Edited by Rich Steeves

TechZone360 Contributor

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